BLM Tangle Lakes Campground Under Renovation This Summer
If you are planning a trip to the Denali Highway this summer, you may
want to take note that the popular Bureau of Land Management Tangle
Lakes Campground is planned to be under renovation. While the
campground will remain open throughout construction, sections of the
campground may be closed for renovation. Remaining campsites will be
available on a first-come, first-served basis. The campground is located at milepost 21.5 on the Denali Highway.
“Campground renovations have been needed for many years,” says Marcia
Butorac, BLM Recreation Planner and Facilities Coordinator. “Right now campers can park anywhere, because campsites are not designated.
Vegetation resources within the campground are being negatively
impacted. The renovations will allow the BLM to meet public needs by
improving road beds, designating campsites, providing defined foot
trails and a new day-use area within the campground. Renovations will also help to restore areas that have been damaged, and protect cultural resources.”
Once construction is complete, the campground will become a fee site.
Fees will be compatible with other campground facilities within the
Glennallen Field Office management area. Fees collected are 100%
utilized at the site of collection for enhancements which include
maintenance and repairs, accessibility, interpretation, and other
For updates on the renovation, visit www.blm.gov/ak/st/en or contact the BLM Glennallen Field Office at 907-822-3217.
The BLM manages 245 million acres – more land than any other federal
agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is
primarily located in 12 Western states, including 75 million acres in
Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.
The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Posted: April 1, 2011
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