National Park Service gives options for CO River permit holders - Tucson News Now

National Park Service gives options for CO River permit holders

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The National Park Service announced Monday that people who have a Colorado River permit for the Grand Canyon will get a refund for their permit fees.

The Grand Canyon has been closed to the public for nearly a week, since the federal government shut own.

Twenty-one private river launches and six commercial launches were scheduled over the first two weeks in October. 

Permit holders can choose to reschedule a river trip on their choice of dates this year through 2016. They will have to submit their choices within 60 days after the government reopens.

"The Park worked closely with affected parties to develop this plan, and I appreciate their understanding and support," Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga stated in a news release. 

Park officials said each permit holder will receive details that outline the options in the plan.

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