Skip to comments.Which parks in the Bay Area are open and closed?
Posted on 10/06/2013 12:19:37 PM PDT by artichokegrower
The partial shutdown of the federal government creates the possibility that a walk in the country could start on a perfectly legal trail in a state park and end with a citation on adjacent federal land.
Even among federal agencies that control land - including the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - there are different access rules under the partial shutdown.
The crazy quilt of land jurisdiction and regulations has caused widespread confusion about what is a national park and therefore closed. Alcatraz Island, for example, is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is off-limits. Nearby Angel Island is a state park and unaffected by the partial shutdown.
Many people think it's fine to hike the trails at Point Reyes National Seashore. It's not - Point Reyes is an outpost of the National Park Service, and people can't even drive on Limantour Road, let alone take a hike.
"We are picking up messages on social media where people are saying it's OK to go on the trails," said John Dell'Osso, chief of interpretation at Point Reyes. "As much as I hate to tell you, Point Reyes and Golden Gate's trails are closed."
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Who knew that taking a hike would be more confusing than filling out an Obamacare form.
The NPS can take a hike.
OPEN: Parks liberals like
CLOSED: Parks that Americans like.
So where are they going to do if ten or twenty thousand hit the trails My understanding if they are in groups of twenty and conduct any first amendment activity on federal ground they’re activity is within the law and they cannot be arrested
Must be essential to hand out citations.
They would not dare close the parks that would be homophobic.
Just pretend you are an illegal Spanish speaker trekking through.
get as many people as you can to come along and open up the park yourself. do what the others have done in other places and defy the barry-cades.
S.F. Bay liberals upset that their parks are closed until their muslim communist president succeeds in making Americans pay for their own death panels?
Cry me a fricking river.