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  • Shutdown?

    Hello - does anyone know if the Hooch parks will be affected by the government shutdown? I presume it’s still legal to fish and that all gates will be open but definitely wanted to double check! Thanks

  • #2
    According to the NPS Contingency Plan: As a general rule, if a facility or area is locked or secured during non-business hours (buildings, gated parking lots, etc.) it should be locked or secured for the duration of the shutdown.


    • #3
      The last time it happened for a duration of time, the gate at Abbotts was closed and locked.
      Keith M
      Alpharetta, GA


      • #4
        Not much help but there’s this:

        Government Shutdown
        During the federal government shutdown, this website will not be updated and may not reflect current conditions. Some national parks may remain accessible to visitors; however, access may change without notice. Some parks are closed completely. Some visitor services may be available when provided by concessioners or other entities. For most parks, there will be no National Park Service-provided visitor services, such as restrooms, trash collection, facilities, or road maintenance. For more information, see and the park website.


        • #5
          Shut it down!
          Message sent from your mom's bedroom during pillow talk

          Buck Henry
          Simple Goat Herder
          Former NGTO President
          Hall of Fame Member


          • #6
            Sounds like running a low water “McGinnis to Bowman’s” river shuttle would be profitable this weekend.
            I like em big fat and sloppy.


            • #7
              The US Army Corps of Engineers is not affected by the current government shutdown as appropriations were previously approved/received. I cannot speak for the National Park Service areas. Please check their website or call the NPS to determine how they are operating during the shutdown.