Government Shutdown Isn’t Stopping Tourists From Sneaking into Parks Heather Bond October 11, 2013 News, United States Grand Canyon National Park Â©B Rosen Since the start of the government shutdown on October 1, all U.S. National Parks have been closed, but it hasn’t stopped tourists from attempting to visit them anyway. Trespassing citations have been issued for three parks: the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and Valley Forge National Historic Park. Over two dozen people have been cited, including a jogger that was fined $100 for working out on a trail that travels through Valley Forge. Read more on the park citations from Gadling. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. − = six Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.