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Rawlins Field Office
Release Date: 06/17/10
Contacts: Beverly Gorny    

BLM Rawlins Urges Safety as Weekend Approaches

The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office recently closed the Dugway, Encampment, Bennett Peak Camp and Corral Creek Camp campgrounds until further notice due to flooding, but additional concerns are causing the BLM to caution the public.

“Flood waters are very high and we have seen people trying to boat on these very dangerous rivers,” said Patrick Madigan, Rawlins Field Office manager. “In most cases, flood waters are touching the bottom of various bridges on the North Platte and Encampment rivers, creating extremely unsafe conditions. We don’t want a family outing for Father’s Day, or any day, to turn into a family tragedy.”

Use of the North Platte and Encampment rivers is not advised until further notice. For updates on the campground closures and conditions for recreational use in the area, please contact the Rawlins Field Office at 307-328-4200.

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.

Rawlins Field Office   1300 North Third      Rawlins, WY 82301  

Last updated: 06-17-2010