Replacement of Big Oak Flat Visitor Contact Station - Home
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The Big Oak Flat entrance welcomes about one million visitors to the park annually. The nearby visitor contact station orients visitors by providing interpretation, wilderness permits, emergency services, campground information, and limited retail services. It also provides a comfort station with public restrooms and vending machines. The park is in the beginning stages of planning for the replacement of these facilities to improve the shortcomings of the existing facilities.
Park staff at the Big Oak Flat Visitor Contact Station struggle to provide quality public service due to the facilities not being adequately sized or effectively organized to accommodate the volume of visitors. Wayfinding in the area is unclear, leading to confusion and congestion. Visitors often must wait in long lines to access services and restrooms. Space restrictions strain the delivery of emergency services to the public and aging utility systems require a high level of maintenance.
Overall, the purpose of this project is to:
Last updated: May 3, 2018