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Planned Recreation Improvements Using Recreation Fee and
Special Recreation Permit Funds

Total Planned Recreation Fee Program Improvements = $8,878,000

Campground Improvements

Gold Bar Campground     Laying Walkway at Gold Bar Campground


New concrete-cast toilets at all campgrounds with wooden surround toilets

(13 in all)

Two per year

2013-2019

Replacement of all old-style fire grills (200) with accessible fire grills

50 per year

2013-2016

Replacement of site posts (450) at each campsite

 

Winter 2013

Replacement of 20 older bulletin boards at various campgrounds

 

Summer 2013

Improvement of 6 host sites to include solar panels

One per year

2013-2019

Replacement of 250 picnic tables at sites with older-style and weathered tables

50 per year

2013-2017

Enhancement of 5 accessible facilities at selected campgrounds

One per year

2013-2016

Improvement of landscaping and provision of shade trees in 5 campgrounds

One per year

2013-2016

Improvement of road surface (additional gravel) at 10 campgrounds

Two per year

2013-2017

Improvement of overflow camping area at Big Bend Campground

 

Winter 2013-14

Improvements at reservable group sites

 

ongoing

Construction of shade shelters at all group sites lacking a shelter  (10 sites)

Two per year

2013-2017

10 extra toilets at heavily used group sites

Two per year

2015-2020

Construction of accessible group site to accommodate Daily boaters at Hittle Bottom

Spring 2013

Expansion of King’s Bottom Campground

Winter 2013-14

 

Addition of tent pads at 200 individual campsites

Winter 2013

 

Addition of 200 small shade shelters at individual picnic tables, including host sites

20 per year

2014-2024

Construction of facilities on SITLA lease (Kane Creek)

Spring/Summer 2013

Construction of the following already-RAC approved campgrounds:  Entrada Bluffs, Bartlett, Courthouse, Moab Skyway

One biannually

2013-2020

Construction of 50 Premium Group Sites throughout the Field Office

10 per year

2017-2022

Construction of four future campgrounds not yet RAC approved to accommodate growth in demand

One biannually

2020-2030

       

 Colorado River Boating Improvements

 Improving Westwater Boat Ramp

   

Westwater Station Improvements:

  • Provision of parking lot for Westwater and Loma (McInnis Canyon NCA) boaters
  • Enlarged and improved camping facilities for both Westwater and Loma (McInnis Canyon NCA) visitors
  • Additional boat ramp to relieve overcrowding and to resolve conflicts among Westwater and Loma boaters
  • Permanent ranger residences to replace current trailers

2015

Cisco Takeout Improvements:

  • Construction of shade shelter for passengers waiting for boats to be derigged and loaded onto vehicles
  • Improved toilet facilities
  • Enlargement of Cisco boat ramp to accommodate heavy use

2014

Improvements at Fish Ford 

  • Replacement of toilet, picnic tables and fire rings
  • Realignment of boat ramp

2013

Improvements at Dewey Bridge Put-in 

  • Construction of accessible group site to accommodate Daily boaters
  • Enlarged parking lot
  • Campground remodel, including landscaping with native plants

2016

Improvements at Hittle Bottom Put-in, including flow patterns at boat ramp

 

2014


 
Trails, Trailheads and Other Improvements

  Circle O Trail Construction and Marking

Bar M Trailhead and Event Staging Area -- Parking, Sanitary and Access Improvements

2013

Moab Skyway Development

 

2014

Klondike Bluffs Trailhead and Toilet

 

2014

Gemini Bridges Toilet

 

2016

Mud Springs Trailhead, Parking and Toilet

When trails are developed

UPS Toilet

 

2013

Jug Rock Events Staging Area and Toilets

 

2018

Mill Canyon Trailhead and Toilet

 

2014

White Wash Sand Dunes Toilets and Staging Area

 

2018 and beyond

Improvement of Bitter Creek toilet facility

 

2013

Wall Street climbing area toilet

 

2015

Bartlett Slickrock trailhead improvements and toilet

 

2014

Utah Rims trailhead improvements

 

2014

Trail Mix (Grand County) Matching Funds for trail construction and maintenance

 

annually