Mt. Lemmon campsite closures frustrate some people - Tucson News Now

Mt. Lemmon campsite closures frustrate some people

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

All campsites on Mount Lemmon have been closed because of the government shutdown and that has some frustrated.

Tucson resident, Joy Corruth made her way up to Rose Canyon expecting to camp with her two children while they have time off from school. She arrived to a closed campsite.

According to Recreation Resource Management, which manages 35 campsites in Arizona, several campsites on Mount Lemmon including Rose Canyon, Spencer Canyon and White Tail Group use area are closed at the request of the U.S. Forest Service.

What is still open during the shutdown at local recreation areas? Well, hiking trails are open for use at the Coronado National Forest, but it might be a little harder to park because parking lots are taped off.

Additionally, businesses in Summerhaven are open. Also, Catalina and Oracle State Parks are open with full services available including campsites. 

National parks and recreation areas are expected to reopen once Congress passes a budget.

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