MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The partial government shutdown is causing two South Florida parks to lose thousands of dollars a day in fees, according to The National Park Service.
In a statement last week, park service officials said Everglades National Park gets an average of 2,723 visitors each day in October. The park stands to lose roughly $2,435 in entrance fees each day of the shutdown, along with $612 in other daily fees. More than 230 park employees are furloughed.READ MORE: Florida-Based Ringling Bros. Announces Comeback Tour But Without Animals
Dry Tortugas National Park gets an average of 107 daily visitors in October. Officials say the park will lose roughly $1,500 in entrance and concession fees each day during the shutdown. Five park employees have been furloughed.READ MORE: Get Hired! Sawgrass Mills Retailers, Restaurants Looking To Fill 500 Positions
Officials say visitors to both parks spend tens of millions of dollars in surrounding communities each year.MORE NEWS: CBS Unveils 2022-2023 Primetime Lineup
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