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Delaware North continuing to provide hospitality services to visitors at the Grand Canyon and several other U.S. national parks

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which Delaware North operates for NASA, is open

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Jan. 20, 2018) – Delaware North, a global hospitality company that also serves as a concessioner for the National Park Service, is continuing to operate lodging, food and beverage, and retail services at several national parks that remain accessible amid the government shutdown.
“We have been informed by the National Park Service that it is keeping the national parks accessible and allowing concessioners to continue to operate visitor services in the parks,” said Scott Socha, president of Delaware North’s parks and resorts business. “We are pleased that our employees will be able continue to welcome and serve guests coming to the parks.”
As a result, Delaware North is continuing to operate hospitality services at these national parks:

  • Grand Canyon National Park – Lodging (Yavapai Lodge and Trailer Village RV Park), food and beverage, and retail services
  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks – Lodging (Wuksachi, John Muir and Cedar Grove lodges and the Grant Grove cabins), food and beverage, and retail services
  • Yellowstone National Park – Yellowstone General Stores
  • Olympic National Park – Kalaloch Lodge

Please note that Shenandoah National Park lodging and roadside retail services are closed for the season.
In addition, Delaware North owns and operates several lodging properties near national parks, and those remain open. They include Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite in Fish Camp, Calif.; the Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone, Gray Wolf Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn West Yellowstone and Yellowstone Park Hotel in West Yellowstone, Mont.; and The Pine Lodge and Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Mont., in the Glacier National Park region. Yellowstone Vacations snow coach and other tours to the park are also unaffected.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – which Delaware North operates for NASA and that features Space Shuttle Atlantis, Heroes & Legends and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, Shuttle Launch Experience, The Rocket Garden and much more for a full day’s visit – remains open and continues to offer bus tours onto Kennedy Space Center, including to the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
Delaware North encourages travelers to consult National Park Service websites for information on specific park services. Guests with questions about reservations can contact the Delaware North reservations center at 877-404-4611.
About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of about $3 billion. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service, at