With many new changes taking place as the government shut down Monday night, Yosemite National Park faces closure on Tuesday October 1 for its 123rd anniversary. Google honored the park's history and celebrated this day with a logo on the Google search engine page.
Yosemite visitors currently at the park will have 48 hours to vacate.
This will affect many visitors from all over the world with recent plans to visit the stunning park as well as local businesses that thrive from the tourism industry.
Local bed and breakfast inns, hotels, and tour agencies will be severely affected with cancellations expected in the next few days and weeks.
The Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau reported at 6:30 pm Monday September 30 that visitors with reservations at NPS campgrounds and Delaware North lodging facilities will be turned away.
Visitors passing through the Park to reach another destination (i.e. Mammoth Lakes, Tahoe, etc.) will be able to do so on a designated "thruway" such as Hwy. 120 or 41. Stopping or recreating will be prohibited.