Congress failed to agree on a funding measure that would support government services on Friday. This led to a government shutdown.
Red Rock Canyon officials announced on Twitter that everything will still be open on Saturday and Sunday, but the gates to the Visitor Center and Scenic Drive will be closed starting Monday.
The story is similar on Mount Charleston. Programs will continue throughout Saturday and Sunday, but on Monday the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, fee and gated areas, and restrooms will be closed.
Once Congress comes to an agreement, both Red Rock and Mount Charleston will open again.
Lake Mead officials stated that they'll try to remain "as accessible as possible" during the shutdown, but areas that require National Park Service staffing will not be open.
. @lakemeadnps will remain as accessible as possible during the shutdown. Main park roads are open. Services that require NPS staffing and maintenance will not be operating. For info about concessions services, visit https://t.co/urCtVUuUgH and https://t.co/hANekYUJ1B for contacts
— Lake Mead (@lakemeadnps) January 20, 2018
Federal employees placed on furlough won't be paid during their time off from work, though in previous shutdowns they were paid retroactively.