Frustration grows as national parks remain closed

From Pensacola News Journal:

Jeff Edgar and his family from Allen, Ill., headed to Gulf Islands National Seashore on a recent afternoon to tour historic Fort Pickens, but the vacationing group was disappointed to find the entrance gate locked and the park closed.

“We didn’t know it was part of the shutdown,” Edgar said as the family huddled in the parking lot and discussed alternate plans for their afternoon in Pensacola after Gulf Islands National Seashore, its campgrounds, roads and other amenities remain closed.

“We hope this shutdown will be solved soon. If it lasts very long, we are going to have some real worries,” said Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson, who noted the Gulf Islands are an important part of the area’s tourism-driven economy.

The full story is at the Pensacola News Journal.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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