Flooding Closes Some Zion N.P. Campgrounds

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March 2, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Floodwaters have closed down all 12 backcountry campsites in southern Utah’s Zion Canyon Narrows area of Zion National Park, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Park spokesman David Eaker said Tuesday (March 1) the sites will be closed indefinitely, until rangers can safety enter the areas to assess damage and make needed repairs.

In late December, heavy rains caused extensive flooding along the North Fork of the Virgin River, including the Narrows.

All overnight trips in the Narrows require a backcountry permit. In an average year, reservations for such trips are available two to three months ahead of time through the park website.

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