Deer Creek Campground gets improved toilet facility; temporary closure

Background shows Deer Creek Campground in the fall, foreground photos are from a postcard showing Calf Creek Recreation Area and Deer Creek Campground. Images from a Draft Business Plan issued by the Bureau of Land Management in November 2013. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, circa 2013 | Photos courtesy of BLM, image composite St. George News
Map showing Deer Creek Campground in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah | Map courtesy of BLM, St. George News
Map showing Deer Creek Campground in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah | Map courtesy of BLM, St. George News

KANAB — Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s Deer Creek Campground will be closed Oct. 26-29 as construction crews will be demolishing an existing vault toilet and replacing it with an improved facility.

The National Park Service describes vault toilets as those including a sealed container buried in the ground with a building over it. All waste is contained until it is removed by pumping.

If all goes well, the campground will reopen late Oct 29, according to an email from the monument’s public affairs department. The general public will not have access to the site during this closure.  Right-of-way holders accessing private property through the campground will be accommodated.

Resources

  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument website
  • Contact: Escalante Interagency Visitor Center at 435-826-5499

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