Crater Lake Park Reopens After Gov. Shutdown

Today, Crater Lake National Park reopened after a 35 day government shutdown.

Willamette Week reported that on January 3, rangers had to close the main road to the lake, which prevented them from emptying park toilets. WW also reported rangers had expressed concern human waste could overflow into the water supply.

However, park personnel spent the weekend clearing roads and trails, and also attending the restrooms, and apparently believe all is well to accept visitors again.

Officials released a statement, saying, “Crater Lake National Park’s employees are happy to be back at work, serving the American people and welcoming visitors to their national parks,”