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Sinks Canyon overlook closing for construction

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports

The project will take two to three days to complete.

The overlook at the "sinks" in Sinks Canyon State Park will be closed Tuesday for construction.

Visitors will not be able to access the overlook area, but will still be able to see the disappearing Popo Agie River by walking down the trail from the visitor center to the Sinks Cavern. The construction will last two to three days.

The "sinks" overlook is not to be confused with the "rise" overlook, where visitors see the water reappear and feed the large trout. The overlook being re-done is located a .25 miles up the canyon, near the visitor center.

"The overlook hasn't been redone for over 15 years," said State Park Superintendent Darrel Trembly. "We are remodeling the visitor center this fall and would like the outdoor area to be updated as well. We are also updating the overlook area in order to maintain current ADA standards."

Additional construction is taking place in the Popo Agie Campground. Recent projects have included a new concrete pad and landscaping near the middle restroom area, and the laying of foundations for three "yurts," which will be available on a reservation basis later in the summer.

More information will be released when they are ready to be open to the public.

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