Falling USNPS budget has parks contemplating service cuts

Visitors to California's national parks may notice more trash on the trails, longer lines at service booths and fewer rangers this summer as the pinch of the federal government's budget problems grows increasingly difficult to overlook.

Unlike the state's park system, which is scheduled to close 54 parks for lack of money this summer, the vast resources of the U.S. Park Service will prevent Yosemite or any of the state's national parks from shutting their gates for now.

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