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Vegas Campground Overhaul Vexes Campers

August 16, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

A proposed $14 million project that could close three popular Mount Charleston campgrounds near Las Vegas, Nev., for two summers and eliminate 74 campsites has some Las Vegans fired up, while the U.S. Forest Service tries to keep all campers happy, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The Forest Service is seeking public input on a proposed face-lift to the Dolomite and McWilliams campgrounds and Old Mill Picnic Area, three Spring Mountains National Recreation Area sites on state Route 156 in Lee Canyon.

An estimated 53,000 people visit the campgrounds each summer, but the sites, facilities and roads are weathered from 40 years of use or fall below Forest Service standards, agency spokeswoman Judy Suing said.

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