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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 05/01/12
Contacts: Mike Blakeman, (719) 852-6212    

Penitente area to be temporarily closed for maintenance (04-27-12)


LA GARITA – The Bureau of Land Management’s Penitente Campground and day use area will be closed from Monday, May 7 through Sunday, May 13 for construction, maintenance and clean-up work.

“The Penitente Campground and day use area has been undergoing a major renovation over the last year,” said Outdoor Recreation Planner Sean Noonan. “I think visitors will really like what they see once this last phase is completed.”

Over the past year, an access road was added to Penitente Campground, two toilets were added, picnic tables and fire rings were replaced, and all the interpretive kiosks were replaced.

During the week of May 7th, the access road will be graded, a cattle guard reset and barrier rocks repositioned.  Volunteers will also be assisting with clean-up of the day use area and campground, improving access trails and a team of expert rock climbers will replace old bolts on some of the climbing routes.

For more information about the closure or the renovation work, contact the San Luis Valley Public Lands Center at 719-852-5941



1803 West Highway 160 Monte Vista, CO 81144
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Last updated: 05-01-2012