Joshua Tree National Park closes campgrounds due to shutdown
Palm Springs Desert Sun
The shuttered ticket booth at Joshua Tree National Park on Friday, December 28, 2018. Visitors continue to enter the park despite it being unstaffed due to the government shutdown. (Photo: Richard Lui/The Desert Sun)
The National Park Service said on Wednesday it will keep California’s Joshua Tree National Park open by dipping into revenue generated by fees, averting a temporary closure planned for Thursday morning.
“In addition, recently closed areas of the park will once again be accessible to visitors starting January 10. Some visitor services, including campgrounds and entrance stations, will reopen utilizing recreation fee revenue,”…