Caddis, I think I found your question, but it was in reply to someone else's post, not mine.
"Why should a government shut down necessitate shutting down a private enterprise that actually works?"
This is in regard to closing private campgrounds on National Forest or National Park property. First off, some of the best campground are actually run by government employees, so I disagree with your implication that only private enterprise works. As to your question, I suggest speaking with a Forest Supervisor, Park Superintendent, or a higher level Regional manager to get the best answer to your question. In the mean time, we can all speculate why, and I'll take my shot at it to avoid dodging your question. I'm guessing that all government contractors, including those that run campgrounds on public property, are subject to legal and financial oversight of some sort. We don't just hand over the keys to private contractors and walk away. There's a long history of fraud when that happens, which is why we have government workers removed from the profit motive. It might seem minor for campgrounds compared to a defense contractor or highway construction company, but it takes people at many levels of government to make the private-public system work correctly. We don't see those people working in the background to make things happen, but they're there. Except now, they aren't there.
That's my speculation to answer your question, but again, I recommend asking someone at the correct level of government to explain it. I hope this was neutral enough for everyone.
It's funny to read all this animosity toward government, government workers and their pension and whatnot, and then in the next paragraph read how they are expected to show up to work against orders from their boss so people can play in the forest. Insult them, hold their paycheck, and then demand they disobey orders to serve those same people. I think it's laughable, but hold your fire please.