News: Nashville District closing campgrounds, day-use parks by noon Oct. 4, 2013
Story by Leon Roberts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Due to the government shutdown, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is closing all of its campgrounds and day-use parks at noon on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
The district previously announced it intended to keep these areas open as originally scheduled. However, support to recreation areas can no longer be sustained as the district progresses through its orderly shutdown.
The Corps sincerely regrets the inconvenience and impact this decision may have on customers who have been looking forward to visiting the district’s parks and campgrounds.
“We know that this is a time of year when many vacationing families are using or planning to use Corps recreation facilities, and we will reopen them for public use and enjoyment as quickly as possible,” said Lt. Col. John L. Hudson, Nashville District commander.
Corps parks leased to partner agencies and concessionaires will remain open, but cannot be supported by the Corps while the shutdown is in place.
Customers on site prior to the closure going into effect will be required to vacate campgrounds and parks not later than noon on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
Customers required to vacate campsites early will receive a partial refund for any unused portion of their reservations.
Customers may elect to leave reservations open for possible use after the shutdown is lifted.
To request a refund please contact the reservation customer service at 1-888-448-1474 (TDD 1-877-833-6777). If the customer chooses to do nothing, the reservation service will automatically cancel reservations after their departure date during the shutdown period.
For more news and updates please go to http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/home/shutdowninfo.aspx and follow the Nashville District at www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps.