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Limited Access Available To State Parks During Closure

Posted: 12 September, 2013

LINCOLN - Twenty-nine state park areas will soon temporarily close. Still, a few, limited activities will be available. Savings from the temporary closing of 29 state park areas should total around $300,000, all to be diverted to a $30 million backlog of maintenance. Though services will be cut off temporarily at the 29 areas, day use will be permitted. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says Nebraskans will be able to walk into the 29 areas for activities such as picnics, hiking, and bank fishing during daylight hours. Nebraskans can park their cars and trucks outside the parks, then walk in. Park permits will be required. Included among the state parks set for closure is Dead Timber State Recreation area between Snyder and West Point in Northeast Nebraska. Groups can arrange with Game and Parks to open a closed area for a special event.

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