Guinavah-Malibu Campground in Logan Canyon (Utah) will undergo a two-year renovation after the site has degraded from decades of use.
According to a report, the makeover will begin this summer.
Cache National Forest District Ranger Jennefer Parker said the facilities within the campground, including the stone amphitheater originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, will be preserved and enhanced.
According to the Forest Service, the revitalization of campsites, roads, restrooms, and signage will address the safety concerns associated with degrading facilities while also modernizing amenities for tourists.
“Essentially, we’re going to be updating and improving all the facilities,” Parker said.
The project also aims to improve accessibility not just for Guinavah-Malibu but also for other trailheads like the Wind Caves.
“The entrance is going to move up river so that it’s not directly across from Wind Caves because that’s been causing some traffic issues,” Parker said. “(The project) will add a turn lane also so that people turning into the campground have a place to slow down and get out of the way.”
According to Parker, several crack willow trees will be removed as part of the restoration project. Parker said the willows had become a safety hazard for visitors since the large trees are prone to breakage.
Parker also added that the Forest Service has had designs for repairing the campground for several years.
“But funding was an issue,” Parker said. “And so the Great American Outdoors Act provided us a funding opportunity.”
The Forest Service competed for Great American Outdoors Act funding through the Legacy Restoration Fund.
The U.S. Department of the Interior website states that the GAOA provides $1.9 billion per year for five years to fund infrastructure and maintenance for national parks and forests, wildlife refuges, recreation areas, and tribal schools.
This story originally appeared on HJ News.