• Curecanti National Recreation Area

    Curecanti

    National Recreation Area Colorado

Management

DESIGNATION
Curecanti National Recreation Area was established in 1965.

CURECANTI RESOURCE PROTECTION STUDY
In 1999 Congress directed NPS to conduct a study to assess area resources within and surrounding the NRA, and to identify and recommend a variety of practicable alternatives and tools to protect those resource values and the character of the land.
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GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
This plan, created in 1997, provides Black Canyon and Curecanti with a long-range management program.
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COMPREHENSIVE PRESERVATION STUDY TRAIN RELATED RESOURCES
The purpose of this plan is to create a stewardship guide for preserving the rolling stock assets and railroad bridge located at the Cimarron Rail Exhibit within Curecanti.
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SUPERINTENDENT'S COMPENDIUM
The Superintendent's Compendium specifies designations, closures, permit requirements and other restrictions imposed under discretionary authority.
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VISITOR USE STUDY
During the summer of 2010, University of Idaho Park Studies Unit conducted a questionnaire-based survey of recreation area users. To see the report of this study:
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WILDERNESS AND BACKCOUNTRY MANAGEMENT PLAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
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NOTE: The public comment period closed on October 27, 2011.

Did You Know?

Morrow Point Dam

Morrow Point Dam, found within the silent walls of the Black Canyon, was the first thin-arch, double curvature concrete dam built in the United States (completed in 1968).