MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The government shutdown couldn’t stop the party on the waters of Biscayne National Park.
Biscayne National Park is one of many federal parks that are closed during the shutdown, but boaters risked potential fines tying up near Elliott Key Saturday.READ MORE: CBS4 Investigates: Smugglers Trying To Cash In On COVID Pandemic
Boaters seemed to have no issues staying put, despite a local police helicopter and state wildlife officials patrolling the area.READ MORE: ‘Lived Her Life Fiercely’: Hundreds Gather At Miami Dade College For Wake Remembering Congresswoman Carrie Meek
The shutdown did force some party goers to a different location, Nixon Beach off Key Biscayne.MORE NEWS: Fourth Day Of Jury Deliberations In Dayonte Resiles Murder Trial Ends With No Verdict
Officials have warned they will be out writing tickets and arresting drunk and disorderly boaters.