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Travelers shift to state parks because of federal shutdown

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A notice at the top of Alabama State Parks' online homepage says it all:

"State Parks are not closed by Shutdown."

As the federal government's shutdown enters its second week and states weigh potential options for running national parks themselves to stave off tourism losses, state park officials in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama are targeting the wandering travelers who can't land at a national park.

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