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Release Date: 04/18/12
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, 970-876-9008    

BLM Mud Springs Campground opens early, but without water (04-18-12)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- The Bureau of Land Management’s Mud Springs Campground in Glade Park is now open, but services will be limited until May 4.

The popular 16-site campground typically opens in mid-May, but lower-than-average snowpack this year has allowed BLM to open it early.

“We won’t have any water available until May 4, however, so you’ll have to bring plenty of water until then,” said Michelle Bailey, assistant field manager for recreation and cultural.

Until the water is turned on, no fee will be charged to camp at Mud Springs. Beginning May 4, the standard $10 fee per day per site will apply.

For more information about Mud Springs and other recreational opportunities on lands managed by the BLM’s Grand Junction Field Office, log on to

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 04-18-2012