Legislators may say they have until midnight Friday (June 30) to pass a Washington budget and avoid a government shutdown, but the state park system says its deadline comes much sooner.

Washington state parks will need to begin shutdown procedures on Friday morning  if no state budget is passed by then, forcing campers out early.

“You guys up there in Olympia, get something done,” said Tom Hanson.

To say Hanson is upset about the potential of a government shutdown is an understatement — the Vietnam veteran said it would uproot him from his home.

“I have nowhere else to go,” he said, pointing at his camper in Dash Point State Park, “I live in this thing 24/7.”

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