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US Corps of Engineers closing W. Pa., Ohio, W. Va. campsites and parks due to shutdown
Reported by: Associated Press
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 4:01 PM EDT
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing all campsites and recreational parks in the Pittsburgh District because of the government shutdown. The area includes sites in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
The Corps manages 16 lakes and about 104,000 acres of public land around the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers. The largest campground is at Berlin Lake in Ohio, with 347 campsites.
The sites are popular with boaters, campers and picnickers, and for hunting and fishing.
Until further notice the recreation sites won't be accepting new reservations.