Yes, nature carries on.

The National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior issued a press release that emphasizes that Acadia National Park will remain open and "as accessible as possible" for public use during the Federal Government shut down, "while still following applicable laws and procedures."

While using the Park during the government shutdown, be aware that certain services like visitor information, public restrooms, trail maintenance and snow plowing will either be not happening or available.

Park Rangers will continue to be on duty, so if you do encounter an emergency and need help, just dial 911.

The sections of the Park Loop Road and Carriage Trails that are normally open this time of year will remain open, but once again, no maintenance, including plowing of the roads and parking lots will be taking place.  Any kind of trail grooming for skiing or walking will not take place as well.

No new camping permits for the Blackwoods Campground will be issued, and the Acadia National Park website will remain unchanged.