The partial government shutdown has closed all of our national parks. It’s estimated that the parks are currently losing out on 715,000 visitors and $450,000 a day in revenue. But what many travelers don’t realize is that state parks are still open! Here are five parks that let you recreate the experiences, even if it means heading to a different state altogether.
1. Find Waterfalls in Multnomah Falls
If you can’t experience the scenic forest and waterfalls of Yosemite National Park, head north to Multnomah Falls in Oregon. Multnomah Falls is located east of Troutdale, on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. The fall is fed by the underground springs water of Larch Mountain. The water flow is highest during winter and spring.