Federal Gov't Shutdown Hits Wyoming Campgrounds

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Federal land management agencies are closing campgrounds and other facilities around Wyoming as part of the partial government shutdown.

In news coming in this morning from The Associated Press, we've learned that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has announced the closing of about 4,000 recreational facilities nationwide, including campgrounds, boat ramps and other recreation facilities in Wyoming.

The U.S. Forest Service also is closing offices and at least some of its campgrounds around the state. The Shoshone National Forest, based in Cody, announced that all its campgrounds and picnic areas are closed until further notice.

The Bridger-Teton National Forest, based in Jackson, put out a similar statement that campgrounds and other developed recreation areas are closed. General areas of the federal lands remain open for hunting, fishing and other activities.

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