Federally-run ETX lakes, parks closed due to government shutdown
POSTED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 3:31pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 2:37pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) —
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.