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ST. GEORGE, Utah – (RealEstateRama) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona Strip Field Office will be extending the temporary closure of the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area Campground in order to complete necessary renovations of the restrooms and other infrastructure to ensure the health and safety of visitors.

The BLM initially expected to have the campground reopened by August 31, 2019; however, due to unexpected delays with construction, the campground will remain closed until January 2020.

The temporary closure does not apply to contractors, law enforcement or other agency personnel overseeing renovations or other activities associated with the management of public lands and natural resources. The site and facilities will continue to be patrolled by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office as well as BLM law enforcement and staff throughout the duration of the closure.

The Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area is located in Mohave County, Arizona, within the Virgin River Gorge, approximately 20 miles southwest of St. George, Utah.

For additional information, please contact the Arizona Strip Field Office at 435-688-3200.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017. These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs.

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