Geysers yes, Ellis Island no, Mesa Verde snow: Some parks open, some not

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Geysers yes, Ellis Island no, Mesa Verde snow: Some parks open, some not

Mesa Verde National Park facilities shut down
At Mesa Verde National Park on Sunday, the main road had been plowed, but all facilities were shut down. Signs warned visitors that were entering at their own risk.
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At Mesa Verde National Park on Sunday, signs warned visitors that were entering at their own risk, and only a viewpoint of Spruce Tree House remained open.
Garrett Akol, front, and Byron Thompson, both of Boulder, Colorado, prepare to ski at Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday. Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and Yosemite National Park in California were open, but few Park Service staff were available to help visitors.
James Kristy and Ginger Lee of Palm Beach County, Fla., walk the boardwalk at Yellowstone National Park’s Mammoth Hot Springs on Saturday. Visitors can still ride snowmobiles and snow coaches into Yellowstone National Park to gaze at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown.
Visitors to the Statue of Liberty stand in line to board a ferry that will cruise the bay around the statue and Ellis Island on Saturday in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday “due to a lapse in appropriations.” L
Visitors to the Statue of Liberty take photos from a ferry that will cruise the bay around the statue and Ellis Island on Saturday in New York.
The sign at the Ellis Island ferry cue informs visitors that there was no access to the island or to the Statue of Liberty, due to the government shutdown on Saturday.

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no, Mesa Verde snow: Some parks open, some not

At Mesa Verde National Park on Sunday, the main road had been plowed, but all facilities were shut down. Signs warned visitors that were entering at their own risk.
The Journal

At Mesa Verde National Park on Sunday, signs warned visitors that were entering at their own risk, and only a viewpoint of Spruce Tree House remained open.
Garrett Akol, front, and Byron Thompson, both of Boulder, Colorado, prepare to ski at Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday. Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and Yosemite National Park in California were open, but few Park Service staff were available to help visitors.
James Kristy and Ginger Lee of Palm Beach County, Fla., walk the boardwalk at Yellowstone National Park’s Mammoth Hot Springs on Saturday. Visitors can still ride snowmobiles and snow coaches into Yellowstone National Park to gaze at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown.
Visitors to the Statue of Liberty stand in line to board a ferry that will cruise the bay around the statue and Ellis Island on Saturday in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday “due to a lapse in appropriations.” L
Visitors to the Statue of Liberty take photos from a ferry that will cruise the bay around the statue and Ellis Island on Saturday in New York.
The sign at the Ellis Island ferry cue informs visitors that there was no access to the island or to the Statue of Liberty, due to the government shutdown on Saturday.
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