Yes, it is true that Gov. Nixon has told his staff to put together a proposal to open the Arch and the Ozark Scenic Riverways. But the state has to pick up the tab and they will NOT be reimbursed. I am sure there would have to be a vote of some sort. As a person that lives in Missouri I don't want to foot that bill, money needs to be used elsewhere. Also all the parks on the Current that are overseen by the feds are in off season as of 10/1 so that means camping is free anyway, so not like they are going to make any money there.
My personal opinion stays the same that we go to the North Fork, even if they open the Current how soon will it really be open and odds are they already turned off water and closed bathrooms since that was to happen on 10/1 anyway. Yes, we have gotten lucky every year that the water and bathrooms are open but because of this shut down not sure if they would reopen.
I know people are arriving as of Tuesday and with tomorrow being a holiday there would be no government business anyway. I think we have waited long enough and can't wait to "see" if they reopen. Our plan is to be at the North Fork on Wednesday.
Canoe / Kayak Anchors
|Table of Contents|