Bryce Canyon National Park’s Visitor Center Open for Limited Hours during Shutdown

BRYCE, UT – Officials at Bryce Canyon National Park announced today the park’s visitor center will be open for limited hours starting tomorrow, Monday, January 22, 2018. The Bryce Canyon Natural History Association has generously donated staff and funding to do so and Association staff will operate the visitor center desk and donated funds will support snow removal for the visitor center parking lot and custodial support inside the visitor center through Monday, January 29, 2018.

 

Visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park during this period of government shutdown should be aware that outside of the park’s visitor center, National Park Service (NPS) personnel will not be available to provide guidance, assistance, maintenance, or emergency response. Any entry onto NPS property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor’s sole risk.

 

According to Bryce Canyon National Park Superintendent, Linda Mazzu, “We are grateful to the Bryce Canyon Natural History Association for providing the assistance needed to keep our visitor center accessible to the public during the government shutdown. Being able to assist visitors at least some portion of the day will help to ensure visitor safety, especially during winter conditions.”

 

Park visitor may also wish to visit www.nps.gov and select “Find a Park” for additional information on access to other parks and sites in this area.

 

 

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Kathleen Gonder,  Chief of Interpretation and Public Information Officer, Bryce Canyon National Park, 435-834-4740 office, 435-690-0084 cell

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