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Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area
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Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area, Utah
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Description: The Beaver Dam Wash, a seasonal stream, is the lowest part of Utah through this area. This is a transition zone among the Colorado Plateau, the Great Basin, and the Mojave Desert ecosystems. Like all such zones, this area supports diverse vegetative communities and a rich array of wildlife. Riparian species are found along the deeply incised channel of Beaver Dam Wash, which traverses the length of the NCA to its confluence with the Virgin River. At higher elevations in the Beaver Dam Mountains, pinyon-juniper woodlands cover the slopes of steep-sided canyons. A forest of Joshua trees, the signature species of the Mojave Desert, dots the bajadas and valley floors. The lower elevations provide designated critical habitat for the threatened Mojave Desert tortoise and other native species, such as desert bighorn sheep, gila monsters, and mojave rattlesnakes.

Current recreational uses within the area include technical rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. All motorized travel in the area is restricted to designated roads. Call the ranger district for detailed information. No developed facilities or trails. The only paved road through this area is Hwy 91.


Location: From St. George, go west on UT 8, then south just past Shivwits. Stay to the right, and continue south through the tribal lands. Roads to the west of this road penetrate the NCA, but all are difficult, four-wheel drive.

Address: Bureau of Land Management
St. George Field Office
345 East Riverside Drive
St. George, UT  84790
Phone: 435-688-3200

Season: year round

Fee: no

Reservations: no
Activities
Blue Box indicates availability  White Box indicates unavailability
 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

Services and Facilities
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 Visitor Center  Group Campgnd  RV Sites
  Exhibits  Campgnd, Primitive  Electric Hookup
 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: Flash floods can cause the wash to fill suddenly. There is no permanent water; pack in all your water and pack out all your trash. Click for pdf map of Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area
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