Public lands are one of Utah’s greatest treasures. Nearly 80 percent of the state is managed for public use by federal and state agencies. Enjoyed by common citizens, these places of interest are molded and shaped into pleasing patterns. Like paintings, they are splashed and swirled with color in bold and subtle arrangements. Utah is truly nature’s work of art.
The BLM (Bureau of Land Management), an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, administers 264 million acres of America’s Public Lands, located primarily in 12 Western States. Their mission is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Over forty percent of Utah’s land is administered by the BLM for public use. From western deserts, dry lake beds, to mountain terrain, these areas are great for outdoor recreation and rejuvenating your spirit and include hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, horseback riding, bird-watching, off-roading, camping, and visiting historical, and archeological sites.
BLM Information Centers are also available to assist visitors with essential and detailed information. These centers offer books and maps for purchase. They include:
Kanab Field Office 435-644-4600
Escalante Interagency Visitor Center 435-862-5499
Cannonville Contact Station 435-826-5499
Anasazi State Park 435-335-7382
Paria Contact Station 435-644-4600