state parks en During Government Shutdown, State Parks Still Open <p>The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is reminding people that state parks are still open during the federal government shutdown.<br /><br />Park camping areas, trails, cabins, boat ramps, and other amenities are open, as are many of the businesses who serve lake visitors.<br /><br />State nature centers are also open during regular hours. Access wildlife areas and fishing lakes operated by the department remains unchanged.<br /><br />The federal shutdown has created some confusion about state parks.<br /> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:59:53 +0000 Associated Press 24381 at