Grand opening of the first visitors center in southeast Utah to serve local, state and federal agencies is set for Saturday, April 20, at the San Juan County Courthouse.
The multiagency visitors center is the first joint project of the San Juan County Travel Council, National Park Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Utah State Parks, according to an announcement on the grand opening.The facility will be stocked with books, maps, guides and other informational and interpretive materials provided by the Canyonlands Natural History Association of Moab, a private non-profit organization that is a support service for public lands agencies.
The visitors center, at 117 S. Main St., will offer "one-stop shopping" for visitors seeking travel, recreational and other information about the area.
Susan Taylor, spokeswoman, said the visitors center opened for a short time last summer and aided more than 3,000 visitors between August and October.
Grand opening activities are scheduled for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 587-3235, or write: San Juan County Travel Council, P.O. Box 490, Monticello, UT 84535.