(Deseret News) National Park Service workers were busy Friday reopening eight national recreation sites in Utah that were closed for 10 days due to the federal government shutdown.

People clapped as the visitors center at Capitol Reef National Park opened its doors Friday afternoon, said Leah McGinnis, park superintendent.

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“We had people waiting outside our barricades when we opened. We had a bus in our parking lot within the first 15 minutes. People were anxious to get here,” she said.

About the only thing missing were the signature pies at the Gifford Homestead because there wasn’t time to bake.

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