National Parks Shutdown Costing Money, Not Saving It
Something that produces revenue for the government via voluntary action. Can't have that!
Every day that America's national parks remain shut down, $76 million is lost at the "Barrycades."
Last year, the country's 410 parks and monuments hosted 715,000 visitors a day. Turned away by padlocked gates and officious orange cones, the flow of tourists has dwindled to a trickle – and so has the revenue.
In addition to the $76 million in lost daily visitor spending, $450,000 in daily campground fees and boat rentals has also dried up, according to data compiled by a Park Service organization.