BLM to begin closure at Calf Creek Recreation Site for GSENM improvements

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David Hercher

KANAB, Utah To enhance the visitor experience at the Calf Creek Recreation Site (CCRS), the Bureau of Land Management today announced plans to begin construction at one of the most cherished recreation sites in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument starting July 8, 2024.

Construction is estimated to take up to two months in total, and as such the recreation site will be closed as mixing heavy equipment, and construction traffic with visitor traffic poses immediate safety concerns.

"We appreciate the public's patience as we enhance visitor infrastructure in this area," said Paria River District Manager Harry Barber. "This project signifies our commitment to maintaining Calf Creek as a popular monument destination.”

Construction updates and real-time alerts will be provided as required via on-site signage, local media, social media, the Monument webpage, and a specific “CCRS Visitor Recreation Alternatives” webpage, courtesy of the Garfield County Office of Tourism.

“We appreciate the public’s patience while these improvements to Calf Creek are underway but remind visitors that there are still plenty of public land destinations to visit here in Bryce Canyon Country,” said Garfield County Office of Tourism Executive Director Falyn Owens.

This project aims to improve visitor experiences for years to come through site improvements, including campground renovation, new shade shelters, new retaining walls along the creek and water play area, and repair of the campground swinging pedestrian bridge. For more information and a complete list of project actions about the project, please visit the final environmental assessment at the BLM National Register.

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