TN: Some campgrounds, restrooms reopen in Great Smokies, Cape Hatteras amid shutdown

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GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, Tenn. — Some parts of Great Smoky Mountains National Park closed by the partial shutdown of the federal government, including campgrounds and restrooms, have reopened.

The National Park Service will use revenue generated by recreation fees to bring back furloughed maintenance crews to reopen roads and some basic services, the Smokies park wrote in a statement Sunday.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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