The Kaibab National Forest is seeking public comments on proposed expansion of a Forest Service campground 5 miles south of the Grand Canyon National Park’s south entrance, according to a media release.
The new upgrades would revamp facilities at the Ten X Campground, adding more overnight camp sites and amenities. The campsite’s capacity would increase from 70 campsites to 300 and expand the campground’s footprint.
The 70 existing campsites are also planning on being remodeled in a way that would increase spaces for large RV’s that have been popularized since the sites original construction in 1970, the release stated.
The improvements would also mean the construction of new roads including a new loop to accommodate the new spaces.
The update is supposed to address issues of overcrowding and scheduling contacts between visitors.
“Ten X Campground is frequently filled to capacity due to its popular location,” said Dutch Maatman, assistant recreation staff officer with the Kaibab National Forest. “We are excited about the opportunity to not only support the increased number of visitors to the area but also to provide them with a better overall camping experience.”
The Kaibab National Forest asks that all comments from members of the public are in writing and may be delivered in person, through the mail or electronically. For more information may, contact Dutch Maatman at (928) 635-5661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.