Little Sahara Recreation Area To Reopen May 13, BLM Says
May 7, 2020, 3:56 PM | Updated: 3:56 pm
(Photo: Utah BLM/Twitter)
NEPHI, Utah – Officials with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced they plan to reopen Little Sahara Recreation Area on May 13.
“The BLM will implement social distancing and dispersed camping restrictions when we rescind the emergency closure order,” officials said in a release. “Until the BLM rescinds the order, the recreation area remains closed.”
Little Sahara, which is composed of 60,000 acres of sagebrush flats, juniper-covered hills and free-moving sand dunes in Juab County, was closed due to coronavirus concerns on March 26.
Officials said the area may receive up to 30,000 visitors during busy spring weekends. The weekend before the area was closed, an estimated 15,000 people visited the area.
BLM officials said current Little Sahara season passes will be extended by two months due to the previous closure.
Little Sahara Recreation Area will reopen on Weds, May 13 following updates to COVID-19-related restrictions that the State of UT and the Central UT Public Health Department implemented.
Stay tuned>> https://t.co/0Kxpl3yPM0 and BLM social media channels. #LittleSaharaUT pic.twitter.com/MyTQkqHCfz
— BLM Utah (@BLMUtah) May 7, 2020
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