GRAFTON- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced closure of all Corps-operated campgrounds and day-use parks nationwide. The closure began Tuesday, October 1, due to the Federal Government shutdown.
...Tygart Dam is named as one of the areas included in the list. The dam, including the resource managers office, the visitors center, the picnic area and restrooms, as well as the dam overlook are closed, and all dam tours are cancelled. The parking lot is also closed and has barricades blocking the entrance.
...Many employees of the Corps of Engineers have been sent home, and over 800,000 federal employees nationwide are without pay due to this fiscal crisis.
To find out more about the Corps-operated campgrounds and day-use parks closures visit: www.usace.army.mil
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