"All of the park facilities here at
The new budget year for the government starts on October, 1. Congress has not passed any laws that provide money to federal agencies for this new budget, along with the impasse between Congress and the President over the Affordable Care Act.
"We have five national parks that are either all or part in this county. We have a tremendous number of jobs that are impacted by our national parks. Just
Economic impact from visitors, like Richard Ondo. Ondo traveled from
"I was going to move on to
And the possible closings could affect more tourists' plans. Like, Maryanne Walz who traveled all the way from
"If they (National Parks) were closed, that would be a shame because this is my goal and my desire to see everything I can, the places I've wanted to see, which is basically following the Civil War Battlefields," Walz said.
Walz blames all elected officials for the potential shut down, but says it won't stop her from meeting her goals.
If there is a shut down, there is no expected reopen date for parks like Antietam National Battlefield. However,