Comments still open on management plan for Spring Canyon
Potential changes include removal of dock and concession building
Last updated 5/21/2020 at 10:13am
You have until the end of the day on May 30 to comment on potential changes at Spring Canyon, including the potential removal of the swim dock, removal of the concession building, and more.
The Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area Draft Visitor Use Site Management Plan and Environmental Assessment is available to view online and available for public comment
The plan lists potential changes to nine sights along Lake Roosevelt, including Spring Canyon.
Chapter two, page four (2-4), in a list of potential actions relevant to all sites along Lake Roosevelt, lists a “preferred alternative” to “improve visitor on-water safety by removing potential hazards such as the swim docks.”
Page 2-2 says about Spring Canyon that “the potential reuse of the existing concession building at Spring Canyon was considered but dismissed in favor or removing the building and repurposing the area for use by vendors. The existing concession building is not well configured for use and would require significant updates. Also, there are limited business opportunities for concessioners given the short season.”
Later, on pages 2-9 - 2-10, it says a “preferred alternative” is to “repurpose the concession building and create plaza space to accommodate multiple uses such as food trucks.”
The plan lists other potential changes relevant to accessibility improvements, campsite designs, improving traffic flow, and more.
You can view and comment on the plan at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=318&projectID=83398&documentID=103656 .