Hundreds of parks closed last October when the government shut down for two weeks. The closures happened at one of the peak visitation times of the year
Worried about the crippling effect on local economies, six states paid the federal government to reopen the parks. And those states are still waiting to get their money back.
Last week a group of bipartisan U.S. Senators introduced a bill that would reimburse the states. But the bill's future is uncertain.
A similar bill introduced last December is still languishing in the house.