PHOENIX - It is expected to be a beautiful weekend, but if you were planning on heading out to the lake you may need to cancel those plans.
Many of Arizona's lakes are closed because of the government shutdown and Maricopa County deputies admit people are not happy about it.
"We are seeing enough anger that we want to make it known to our citizens and visitors that as soon as federal government shutdown is concluded, all will return to normal," said Lake Patrol Captain Russ Skinner.
Deputies said they have had to close the lakes because of a lapse in government funding. While congressional leaders continue to meet, there is no timetable for when the lakes may reopen.
At Saguaro Lake, the Mangum and Tomilson families wanted to soak in the last day of fall break, but were denied the opportunity.
"It's amazing how its affected us and now we got all these kids that want to ski," said Steve Mangum.
Saguaro isn't the only lake, 31 throughout the state that are run by the federal government are also shutdown. Signs on the side of the road, warn drivers to turn back.
For the Tomilson and Magnums, a government shutdown was not going to stand in their way.
Thinking on their feet, they headed to a private marina and paid $25 to launch their boat.
A lot of work for something that's normally free.
You can only pay to launch your boat from the private marina Monday through Friday.
Now that Lake Havasu and Lake Pleasant are on state grounds, they will be open this weekend.
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