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California National Parks Lost Millions During Shutdown

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

A new park service report finds California lost more than $30 million during the 16-day shutdown, when parks were closed.

The report shows that Yosemite and its surrounding communities took a nearly $7 million-hit in October, while the Golden Gate National Recreation Area lost just over $6 million.

Sequoia National Park lost close to $3 million dollars, and Muir Woods, and the Point Reyes National Seashore lost about $2 million.

Nationwide, the park service says the shutdown resulted in 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, and cost parks and surrounding communities more than $400 million in lost spending. 

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Economic Impact of 2013 Shutdown Report by CapRadio


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