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AZ: $6.3 million park redesign in state budget

(Feb. 17, 2017) -- The renovation and revamp of the park, located North of Parker, would come with a cost of $6.3 million, but would see an estimated $2.2 million per-year return on that investment. Buckskin State Park generates $800,000 per year as of 2016, according to State Parks officials, and renovations may lead to increased visitors.

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — Buckskin Mountain State Park could see a redesign this year under Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed 2018 budget.

The renovation and revamp of the park, located North of Parker, would come with a cost of $6.3 million, but would see an estimated $2.2 million per-year return on that investment. Buckskin State Park generates $800,000 per year as of 2016, according to State Parks officials, and renovations may lead to increased visitors.

Arizona State Parks and Trails hopes to begin renovations at Buckskin in 2019, which will include additional cabin and camping areas, additional lakeside camping opportunities, renovated launch ramps and improvements to the park’s beaches.

Read the full story in Havasu News.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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