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Cody Field Office
Release Date: 07/22/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

Media Advisory: Five Springs Road Closure Extended

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office announced today that the closure of the Five Springs Road, located 22 miles east of Lovell, Wyo., will be extended by approximately one week. Repairs are now expected to be completed by August 6.

The Five Springs Falls Campground will remain open on weekends throughout the duration of the project. The road will open each Friday at 4:00 p.m. and close each Monday at 7:00 a.m.

The Five Springs Road was closed for improvements beginning July 12. Road repairs include ditch cleaning, asphalt patching and chip sealing. The closure during repairs is necessitated by the narrowness and steepness of the Five Springs Road. A barricade will be placed at the bottom of the road.

The Five Springs Falls Campground, nestled at the base of the Bighorn Mountains along Five Springs Creek, is a popular weekend destination. The road improvements will make the campground more easily accessible for recreationists including hikers and wildlife watchers.

For updates on the closure, please contact the Cody Field Office at 307-578-5900 or the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office at 307-347-5100.

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.

Cody Field Office   1002 Blackburn Avenue      Cody, WY 82414  

Last updated: 07-22-2010