Government shutdown closes local federal recreation areas

Update: KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As of Jan. 23, 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District has resumed operations following the shutdown of the federal government on Jan. 20, 2018.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District is closing USACE-operated facilities due to the shutdown of the federal government for lack of fiscal 2018 funding legislation. We regret the impacts of these required actions on the recreating public, and will make every attempt to inform the public when these facilities reopen.

Affected recreation areas will remain closed until the government shutdown is lifted. This includes all visitor facilities, campgrounds, and similar facilities at all 18 of Kansas City District lake projects.

Campers who are on site prior to the shutdown are required to vacate the campground by 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Campers will receive a refund for any unused portion of their stay.

A limited number of personnel will remain on duty to protect life and property on public lands. Offices will be minimally staffed or closed. Those offices that remain minimally staffed will not conduct ordinary business and will be available only to assist matters of life and human safety.

Information thanks to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District.

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