September 16, 2014
RENO -- State park officials want to let people know Nevada's twenty-three parks are open. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said many state parks are seeing an increase in visitors because national parks are closed.
"We feel for the visitors who have had their vacations disrupted and we just want to let them know we can accommodate them at all Nevada state parks," state parks administrator Eric Johnson said.
Johnson said Valley of Fire and Spring Mountain Ranch state parks are particularly busy because of the closure of Red Rock.
"Our visitation has doubled in some locations, tripled in others, almost exclusively in southern Nevada," he said.
Johnson said additional staff members are being sent to southern Nevada in order to accommodate more visitors.
Governor Brian Sandoval has said state money will not be used to open national parks.
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