Federal government shutdown forces LBL visitors to local state parks
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Oct 09, 2013 | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The above sign greets visitors to Land Between the Lakes’ Golden Pond station during the federal government shutdown.</i>
Justin McGill/Cadiz Record

The above sign greets visitors to Land Between the Lakes’ Golden Pond station during the federal government shutdown.

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The federal government shutdown has resulted in the closing of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, but Lake Barkley State Resort Park and Kenlake State Park are still open.

“Due to the lapse in federal government funding, the USDA Forest Service Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, as with other federal agencies, is closed with the exception of certain essential services,” the LBL web site said. “We sincerely regret this inconvenience.”

LBL officials were unable to be reached at press time. The USDA’s web site similarly says, “Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this website is not available. After funding has been restored, please allow some time for this website to become available again.”

Lake Barkley State Resort Park Administrator John Jordan said the state park, being operated via state dollars instead of federal dollars, is open in spite of the government shutdown.

For the rest of this story, see this week's issue of The Cadiz Record or subscribe to our e-Edition by calling 270-522-6605.
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