If federal lawmakers do not resolve spending disagreements and pass a budget by midnight Friday, some government services, including national parks, could close.
At Macon's Ocmulgee National Monument, Superintendent Jim David says that means , folks may not be able to visit the park come Saturday.
He says he received this statement Wednesday from National Park Service spokesman David Barna:
"We remain hopeful that there will not be a government shutdown. However, as President Obama stated, in the unfortunate event there is a shutdown, the National Park System will be closed."
David says 11 permanent staff and four temporary employees work at the monument. He says spring is one of its busiest seasons.
The park is typically open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. David says the park closes on two holidays - Christmas Day and New Year's Day. It's free for visitors.