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ATLANTA -- Georgia won't turn to state funds to reopen national parks during the partial shutdown of the federal government.

Parks closed in the Atlanta area include the popular Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park.

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"That is a non-budgeted expense and it's well beyond what our emergency supply funds would provide for," a spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal said.

The White House said Thursday states can use their own money to reopen national parks.

Georgia's state parks remain open.