Visitor Center Rennovations
Park is having major heating/cooling system work done. The Visitor Center is closed (we don't know how long-mid July?) but restrooms, movie auditorium, historic ruins area, and picnic area remain open (no fees or pass sales during rennovation)
The National Park Service has a new public use statistical information website available for information on all National Parks. The new website has specific monthly public use reports from all parks and overviews of use from all of the National Parks. Information includes such things as camping use, backcountry use, overnight stays, concessionaire use, road use statistics and a great deal more.
General Information on
In 2012 the park had 68,631 visitors.
The decrease in visitation from 2010 to 2012 follows national trends.
Did You Know?
Burrowing owls are unique among birds because they nest underground in existing ground squirrel, coyote, and badger burrows. They are also commonly associated with humans and will frequently nest in burrows along irrigation ditches, canals, and even in people’s yards.