Update from Wyoming Office of Tourism
Impact of Federal Budget Cuts on Wyoming Tourism
Despite the federal sequestration (automatic budget cuts) that was triggered on March 1, there will be little or no immediate impact on visitors planning their summer vacation to Wyoming, according to the Wyoming Office of Tourism.
Media release from the Wyoming Office of Tourism, March 4, 2013:
All national parks, monuments, forests and national recreational areas in Wyoming will be open this summer. There may be some areas that delay opening or provide reduced visitor services, but that’s all. Our national attractions will be open.
People are inspired by our scenic vistas, wildlife and recreational opportunities which are abundant throughout the state and accessible for everyone’s enjoyment. Park officials are doing their best to minimize impacts by reducing programs and services that have less impact on visitor and employee safety, to the extent possible.
Xanterra Parks & Resorts inside Yellowstone National Park plans to open for the summer seasons as scheduled. The same for Grand Teton Lodge Company and Signal Mountain Lodge inside Grand Teton National Park. Devils Tower National Monument is open year-round and will continue to operate their visitor center throughout the summer. Wyoming’s National Forests will remain open but may operate with reduced visitor centers, campsites, and back country access. The gateway cities of Jackson and Cody are open for business year-round and are eager to greet visitors this spring and summer.
The welcome mat is still out in Wyoming!
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