The shutdown process for National Parks will take place in two phases. Phase one, presumably in effect now, "includes all activities to notify the public of the closure, secure government records and property, and begin winding down operations to essential activities only" and is supposed to last a day and a half. It also involves kicking out all day use visitors. Phase 2 includes "the complete shutdown of all concession facilities and commercial visitor services." Current overnight visitors will be given two days to make other arrangements and get out. Both phases are supposed to be completed within four days.
October 1, 2013 at 9:24 AM EDT