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St. George Field Office
Release Date: 08/09/13
Contacts: Yanavey McCloskey , (435)865-3032  

Red Cliffs Recreation Area Re-Opened for Public Use

St. George, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah St. George Field Office will re-open the Red Cliffs Recreation Area for public use on Monday, Aug. 12. The area had been closed for repairs after flooding damaged facilities and impaired access.

On July 20, 2013, a thunderstorm caused flash flooding on Quail and Leeds Creeks, which flow through the Red Cliffs Recreation Area. The flooding carried large boulders, tree trunks, and sediment into the area causing extensive damage to the access road and other facilities, undercutting two low-water crossings, and severely damaging the footbridge across Quail Creek. 

For more information, please contact the BLM-Utah Public Lands Information Center in St. George at (435)688-3200.   Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message for the Public Lands Information Center. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Replies will be sent during normal business hours.

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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.

St. George Field Office   345 East Riverside Drive      St. George, UT 84790  

Last updated: 08-09-2013