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Although the parallel parking spaces leading to the Belle Haven Marina seem like they are available, National Park Service Police were out issuing $85 parking tickets.

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National Park Service Shutters Mount Vernon Trail Amid Budget Crisis

Parts of trail are barricaded;; parking lots closed/ Park Service Police issue parking tickets.

Woody Guthrie observed "This Land is Your Land." But that apparently does not apply to federal land during a government shutdown.

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