The temporary closure commenced May 14, and will last for approximately three weeks while improvements and additions to the campground are implemented.
The improvements are necessary to meet the ever-growing demands placed on the small campground over the years with a steady influx of use from visitors to the nearby Paria Canyon Wilderness Area and internationally renowned, geologic formation known as “The Wave,” in North Coyote Buttes. As the Stateline campground is often full to capacity, improvements will reduce overflow camping in surrounding areas and decrease associated resource impacts. Improvements will also benefit the visitor’s recreational experience and provide increased opportunities for exploring the national monuments and the Arizona National Scenic Trail.
Site improvements include four additional camp spaces, picnic tables, fire rings, shade armadas, a comfort station, and a four stall horse corral funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed earlier this year. The act gave $3 billion to the Department of the Interior and $305 million to the Bureau of Land Management.
For more information about the Stateline Campground visit the Arizona Strip Field Office website at: http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/arolrsmain/paria/coyote_buttes/campgrounds.html.