• 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?

Blue Mesa Reservoir

The average precipitation at Curecanti is only 12" a year, which is why there are few trees around Blue Mesa Reservoir.