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Federally-run ETX lakes, parks closed due to government shutdown

Federally-run ETX lakes, parks closed due to government shutdown
Lake Sam Rayburn

POSTED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 2:31pm

UPDATED: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 1:37pm

According to the owners of Lake Sam Rayburn and Lake o' the Pines, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Rhonda Paige, spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, says campers in public park areas of Lake O' the Pines have to leave the grounds by 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, and reservations nor people being in public recreation areas will be allowed until the government re-opens.

Photo from Lake O' The Pines.

A spokeswoman for the Jasper Chamber of Commerce confirmed the closure of Lake Sam Rayburn until the shutdown is over.

For a full list of lakes and parks affected by the government shutdown in Texas visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website.

KETK will update information as it becomes available.

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The AcoE does not "own" the lakes. They are the care takers of it for the PUBLIC, which is who owns public lands and pays the taxes that their paychecks come from.

Anything for the public display and inconvenience , Gov't 's need to reinforce how important and integral they are to our lives, yet when it comes to the NSA spy in Nevada downloading decks of private citizen phone calls or Emails then, he reports to work like always and gets overtime. Gov't needs to get the spies and fascist homeland people off our backs, and regulators off our necks. Cut those jobs first.

Federal government should not be running parks or lakes or such. The STATES should own the land INSIDE their state. Time for the federal government to let go and allow STATES RIGHTS to take over the lands.

Yes keep them as parks or monuments but get the feds out of them.

State and local governments to things 10x cheaper than the feds do.

Let's DOWNSIZE the feds.

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