Campgrounds at nearby Lake Lanier are immediately affected by the federal government shutdown that went into effect Tuesday (Oct. 1).
According to a news release from the Army Corps of Engineers, campers who are on site at Lake Lanier will be required to vacate no later than 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2. These campers may elect to leave their campsite reservations open for possible use after the shutdown is lifted, the release said.
Campers can receive a refund for any unused portion of their reservations.
“USACE understands the impacts that these actions will have on the American recreating public if we are required to close our recreation areas,” Lisa Parker, Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Mobile District, said in the release. “We know that this is a time of year when many vacationing families are using or planning to use USACE recreation facilities, and we will reopen them for public use and enjoyment as quickly as possible once the government shutdown is lifted.”
The Army Corps of Engineers maintains parks and campgrounds on the lake.
To request a refund, call 888-448-1474. Reservations will automatically be canceled after a customer’s scheduled departure date during the shutdown period if the park is closed and the customer chooses to do nothing.
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