08/02/2011 09:50 am ET Updated Oct 02, 2011

State Parks Fall Prey To Budget Slashing

Several states struggling to fight budget shortfalls are announcing plans to shutter parks, recreation areas and reserves in an effort to save a little money.

California alone plans to close 70 parks, ranging from the obscure (Zmudowski State Beach) to the fairly popular (Tomales Bay State Park - pictured).

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