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The National Park Service says 6.6 million people visited national parks in Maryland in 2013.
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Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
The National Park Service says visitors to parks in and around the nation’s capital spent nearly $929 million in surrounding communities in 2012.
The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.
The Obama administration says it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has ordered the Department of Public Works to collect trash from national parks during the government shutdown.
House and Senate Democrats say they’ll reject a bid by Republicans to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The museums that draw millions of visitors to the National Mall closed their doors Tuesday, memorials were barricaded and trash will go uncollected in the nation’s most-visited national park due to the first government shutdown in 17 years.