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Mar 8, 2010 10:50 AM by Associated Press

Buckeye Reservoir closing this summer for upgrades

A popular camping and fishing destination west of Paradox will close this summer as it undergoes
improvements.

A Manti-LaSal National Forest official says Buckeye Reservoir will be closed while crews reconstruct campsites, build a boat ramp, install new toilet facilities, improve roads and thin ponderosa pines to reduce the threat of wildfire.

Moab-Monticello Ranger District recreation manager Brian Murdock says that once work is completed around the reservoir, boat traffic will be limited to five-horsepower motors or less on the reservoir, which is shared by boats and swimmers.

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