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Shenandoah National Park Plans Controlled Burn

Parts of Shenandoah National Park will close between tomorrow and October 15.
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Parts of Shenandoah National Park will close between tomorrow and October 15.

Even if it isn't closed, because of a potential government shutdown that would shutter national parks across the country, visitors to Shenandoah National Park will see some restrictions at one of it's top attractions next month.

Officials at the park say access to Big Meadows will be restricted during a controlled burn, which will take place sometime next month.

The burn will be conducted sometime between tomorrow and October 15 in the open area across from Byrd Visitor Center. It's expected to take one day.

The park says a controlled burn is conducted every year to maintain the open vista. The burn prevents encroachment by trees and shrubs.

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