Congaree National Park open to visitors during federal shut-down

National Park Rangers have not worked at Congaree National Park since the Federal Government shut down on Dec. 22, 2018. While the gates to the park remain open and people are free to hike and camp, the visitor's center is closed.
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National Park Rangers have not worked at Congaree National Park since the Federal Government shut down on Dec. 22, 2018. While the gates to the park remain open and people are free to hike and camp, the visitor's center is closed.

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