Navajo Nation Tribal Parks open despite federal government shutdown

Navajo Nation parks are open despite a federal government shutdown.

Navajo Nation parks are open despite a federal government shutdown.

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Despite a federal government shutdown, Navajo Nation parks are open and will remain open.

Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department Manager Martin L. Begaye announced today that all Navajo Nation tribal parks are currently open.

"We are pleased to announce that all Navajo Nation tribal parks are fully operating and open to the public," he said. "We are not affected by the federal shut down like many national parks throughout the country."

Begaye said Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation is fielding many questions regarding the impact of the federal shut down upon its tribal parks.

"We want to ensure travelers that they are welcome to visit all of our Navajo tribal parks and we are open seven days a week with the exception of Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving," Begaye said.

Navajo tribal parks include Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park, Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Four Corners Monument, Bowl Canyon Recreation Area and Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park.

More information about Navajo parks is available at (928) 871-6647 or at www.navajonationparks.org.

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