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Friday May 29th, 2015 4:21AM

Corps closing parks on Lanier

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - The fallout from the government shutdown is hitting close to home as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) prepares to close the parks on Lake Lanier.

"USACE understands the impacts that these actions will have on the American recreating public if we are required to close our recreation areas," said Lisa Parker, Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Mobile District. "We know that this is a time of year when many vacationing families are using or planning to use USACE recreation facilities, and we will reopen them for public use and enjoyment as quickly as possible once the government shutdown is lifted."

Campers who are on site will be required to vacate campgrounds not later than 3 p.m. Wednesday. These campers may elect to leave their campsite reservations open for possible use after the shutdown ends. Campers will receive a refund for any unused portion of their reservations.

Campers scheduled to arrive after Oct. 1, may cancel their reservations for a full refund. They may also elect to leave reservations open for possible use after the shutdown is over and request a refund for any unused portion of their reservation due to the shutdown.

To request a refund contact the reservation customer service at 1-888-448-1474 (TDD 1-877-833-6777). The reservation service will automatically cancel reservations after a customer's scheduled departure date during the shutdown period if the park is closed and the customer chooses to do nothing.
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