GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) There is a lot of confusion among residents who are not sure whether state parks are open or not.
The Federal government shut down and has no connection to the State government, which is what oversees parks.
Officials at Highlile Lake said they have fielding many phone calls from locals who know the Colorado National Monument is closed and are wondering if the lake is experiencing the same closure.
Alan Martinez, Park Manager at Highline Lake, assured nothing happening in Washington D.C. will impact the state parks in the area.
He also said the lake has seen a boost in visitors since the Monument's closure.