A popular campground up Logan Canyon is getting a complete makeover thanks to new federal funds, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest officials have announced, according to a report in the Logan, Utah-based Herald Journal.
The Guinavah/Malibu campground will receive a little over $2 million from the Great American Outdoors Act for a host of renovations, including expanding parking space and a repaired amphitheater. The GAOA legislation “responds to the growing $5 billion backlog” of deferred maintenance on outdoor projects, including $1.5 billion worth of items like campgrounds, according to the U.S. Forest Service’s website.
In an interview, David Ashby, recreation manager with the Logan Ranger District, explained how these types of maintenance projects differ from smaller ones.
“It’s pretty easy to go get some paint, fix a board here or there, nail it back on and fix the picnic table,” Ashby said. “But if all the picnic tables need to be replaced, that’s a much larger ticket item. That’s what we call deferred maintenance and that’s specifically what the Great American Outdoors Act money is targeted for.”
He added that some of the infrastructure in Guinavah/Malibu campground has been maintained for a while, but its life is not going to last much longer.
“At some point, you can’t fix it anymore; you just need to get a new one,” Ashby said.
See the complete Herald Journal report here.