'Immensely popular' Iron County campground to be expanded

About 5 miles outside Cedar City, the Pyramid Ridge Campground is situated in a high desert landscape at over 6,000 feet in elevation. Now, the site is slated for a makeover.

About 5 miles outside Cedar City, the Pyramid Ridge Campground is situated in a high desert landscape at over 6,000 feet in elevation. Now, the site is slated for a makeover. (Alysha Lundgren, Cedar City News)


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CEDAR CITY — About 5 miles outside Cedar City, the Pyramid Ridge Campground is situated in a high desert landscape at over 6,000 feet in elevation and home to ancient-looking juniper trees growing among southern Utah's quintessential red rock.

Now, the site is slated for a makeover.

The Pyramid Ridge Campground expansion project was awarded $300,000 earlier this year via the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law as part of the Ecosystem Restoration Project.

The national restoration project has released over $55 million for 83 projects and aims to "restore our nation's lands and waters through locally led, landscape-scale restoration projects," according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

At Pyramid Ridge, the funding will be used to expand the campground, adding 10-15 additional campsites and another vault toilet for phase 2 of the project, said Jacqueline Russell, the BLM Color Country District's public affairs specialist. Work on the project is tentatively expected to begin later this year, finishing in 2025.

Read the entire story at St. George News.

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