June 27, 2013 - 1:04 am
A portion of the Las Vegas Bay Campground at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is receiving a $200,000 renovation, National Park Service officials announced Monday.
The campground’s first loop, sites 1-7 and 59-85, will be closed for approximately one month. Park service workers will be installing native trees and shrubs, with the laying of an automatic, underground drip irrigation line.
“These improvements will promote water conservation and provide shade, privacy and windbreak,” said Christie Vanover, park service spokeswoman.
The main access road and remaining two-thirds of the campground will remain open to the public during the project. It is being funded through the sale of public lands in Southern Nevada authorized by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act. The project contractor is E-Corp of Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Bay Campground is in the Boulder Basin area. Its 89 sites are open all-year with a 30-day limit.