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OML during Govt shutdown

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Offline Nascent Ascent

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Re: OML during Govt shutdown
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2019, 08:24:49 AM »
Think there will be an influx of people in this three week period?

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Offline Hang10er

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Re: OML during Govt shutdown
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2019, 10:17:45 AM »
Great! My trip is planned right after the 3 week window. 

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Offline jtemples

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Re: OML during Govt shutdown
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2019, 03:46:57 PM »
Think there will be an influx of people in this three week period?
I would think so. 

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Offline GaryF

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Re: OML during Govt shutdown
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2019, 11:22:13 PM »
https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/government-shutdown.htm


Important Notice to Park Visitors
We're Back!
The government shutdown has ended, and Big Bend National Park will now begin reopening and bringing visitor services back on-line over the next few days!

Thanks for all of the support and patience as we endured the longest government shutdown, during a busy time in Big Bend.
 
Update 1-27-19
Re-opening schedule for Big Bend National Park

Sunday, January 27
8 AM: Persimmon Gap Entrance Station
Noon: Panther Junction Visitor Center (Bookstore will be open at 9 AM)
Noon: Chisos Basin Visitor Center

Monday, January 28
8 AM: NPS Business Office (Panther Junction Headquarters)
9 AM: Rio Grande Village Visitor Center
10 AM: Castolon Visitor Center
10 AM: Persimmon Gap Visitor Center

Tuesday, January 29
Noon: Chisos Basin, Cottonwood, and Rio Grande Village Campgrounds.

First night for backcountry camping permits.
Permits available from Panther Junction and Chisos Basin Visitor Centers.

Wednesday, January 30
8 AM: Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry Opens.
 
Camping Notes

Chisos Basin, Rio Grande Village, and Cottonwood Campgrounds remain closed until Tuesday, 1/29.
There is NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING in Big Bend National Park at this time.
There is one exception: The Rio Grande Village RV hookups camping area, operated by Forever Resorts remains open.
Permits are required for ALL backcountry camping.
Backcountry Permits will be issued starting Monday, 1/28, for trips beginning Tuesday (24 hours in advance of first night)





 


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