STATE WANTS TO LET YOU KNOW ITS PARKS REMAIN OPEN, BECAUSE THEY AREN'T FEDERAL
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People obviously need to pay better attention in history class, or watch some more Schoolhouse Rock.
The state government and the federal government are two separate entities, but some people seem to be having trouble grasping that concept. The Nevada Division of State Parks felt the need, we’re guessing because they received a bunch of calls, to announce that all 23 state parks are not affected by the federal government's moronic stalemate (our words, not the state's), and "remain open for all scheduled events."
They even provided a list of state parks.
Beaver Dam State Park
Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area
Cathedral Gorge State Park
Cave Lake State Park
Dayton State Park
Echo Canyon State Park
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Kershaw-Ryan State Park
Lahontan State Recreation Area
Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
Spooner Backcountry, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
Cave Rock, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
Mormon Station State Historic Park
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park
Rye Patch State Recreation Area
South Fork State Recreation Area
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Spring Valley State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park
Washoe Lake State Park
Wild Horse State Recreation Area
One key clue to which park is federal and closed by the shutdown is if the word "national" is in the park's name, such as Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Red Rock National Conservation Area.
We wanted to include the obligatory quote sent with the announcement, which has nothing to do with what the actual announcement is about: “Autumn is awesome in Nevada’s state parks for viewing fall colors, fishing, camping or setting up a hunting base camp,” said Deputy Administrator Eric Johnson.