Grand Canyon National Park resuming normal operations

Posted at 3:43 PM, Jan 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-26 19:24:27-05

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ — Grand Canyon National Park remained open with limited services during the partial government shutdown and the shutdown's end has park officials gearing up to resume regular operations.

Officials said Saturday that visitor centers and permit offices will reopen and collection of fees will resume in the coming week, though all services such as ranger programs won't be available immediately.

The park remained open with limited services available under funding donated by the state of Arizona and Grand Canyon Conservancy.

Visitor services provided by park concessioners and non-government partners also remained open.