Meeting set tonight to discuss changes at Ten-X campground

There will be a public meeting today at 6 p.m. to collect comments about recreational facilities on the Tusayan Ranger District. It will be at the Tusayan Ranger District Office, Highway 64.

Specifically, the district is seeking input on the Ten-X Campground Amphitheater, which is an area used to give interpretive programs, and the Old Charley Tank Group Site.

The district is considering managing these as dispersed sites rather than developed sites, meaning that facilities, such as restrooms, may be removed.

The amphitheater is in poor condition, and interpretive programs could be held in a different location within the campground or group site. Most of the facilities at Old Charley Tank Group Site were already removed when the new group site was constructed.

This is one of three meetings, one held at each of the Kaibab National Forest's ranger districts, to seek input on the forest's Recreation Facility Analysis process.

As part of the RFA process, the Kaibab National Forest is considering changes to the current recreation facilities system.

At a meeting expected to be held on the North Kaibab Ranger District yesterday in Fredonia, officials sought input on Indian Hollow Campground. The district is considering managing it as a dispersed site rather than a developed site, meaning that facilities, such as restrooms, may be removed.

If facilities are removed, the site would remain open as a recreation area, providing similar recreational opportunities, but in a more rustic setting.

Tomorrow, at 6 pm. at the Williams Ranger District office, 742 S. Clover Road, discussion will be on the Garland Prairie Vista picnic site.

The district is considering removing facilities at the site due to aging and lack of use. The site would remain open as a viewpoint and dispersed recreation area.

While specific input at the public meetings will be valued, forest recreation managers are also seeking comments on any of the 47 developed recreation sites on the Kaibab National Forest. For more on the RFA process and specific proposals, visit http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/projects/rfa/.

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