Map: Where to camp during the government shutdown
Camping friends, from left, Nate Falslev of American Fork, Laura Given of West Valley City, Stefanie Lamb of Magna and Mike Bayfield of Granger cook food on a mild Sunday afternoon in the Wasatch National Forest in the Uinta mountains. A recently released study by The Outdoor Foundation sponsored by The Coleman Company said that 38 million Americans, about 13 percent of the population over age 6, went camping at least once last year. Participation declined from 2011, when 42.5 million Americans, or 15 percent of the U.S. population, camped. 05/25/2008 Jim Urquhart/The Salt Lake Tribune
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The government shutdown has closed campsites maintained by the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service and other federal agencies.
But private campgrounds and sites operated by state and local governments should remain open. We’ve composed a nationwide map with data from www.ultimatecampgrounds.com.
Websites or contact information is included for many of the campgrounds. You’re encouraged to double check a respective campground is open.
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