Monument begins preparation for improvements at Calf Creek Recreation Area

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KANAB, Utah During the week of March 4, 2024, the BLM will begin the initial construction phase to improve the visitor experience at the Calf Creek Recreation Site in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This improvement project, partially funded by The Great American Outdoors Act, is approximately 16 miles east of Escalante, Utah.

The agency will begin roughing in the new upper overflow parking area, improving safe access to the recreation area. Over the next few weeks, the public should anticipate heavy equipment with intermittent closures for public safety. However, the campground, day-use area, and trails will remain open.

Further into the summer, the BLM plans to begin construction on the campground. During this time, the recreation site is expected to be temporarily closed, and access to the Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail will be restricted to ensure public safety. Information regarding this construction phase will be made once the schedule is final.

Additional information about the project may be located on the BLM's ePlanning website at