Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 7, 2019

Shutdown Closes Muir Woods as of Today

The Mercury News reports

Beginning Monday, the nearly 3,000 daily visitors will find no bathrooms, no gift shop, no open visitor facilities at all in the park. Some staff will be on site providing “essential services to ensure facilities are protected and (to) enforce federal law and policy,” said a statement by Charles Strickfaden, a spokesman for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which oversees a number of national parks and historic sites around the Bay Area..

“That will not change,” Strickfaden said. “Visitors should continue to anticipate (that) closure and parking violations that endanger park resources or other visitors will be enforced.”

Similar agreements with concessionaires are keeping Alcatraz Island and Stinson Beach open during the shutdown, but the same wasn’t true for Point Reyes National Seashore, where visitor centers are closed, along with some restrooms, and trash collection has stopped.

Read full story at  Muir Woods girds for shutdown on Monday

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