Kyle Canyon Recreation Expansion

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to build a new recreation area in the middle of Kyle Canyon in order to provide more recreation facilities and also to take some pressure off the upper canyons. It seems that Mt. Charleston has become increasingly popular as a recreation destination for the residents of the Las Vegas valley. It’s getting to the point where demand is outrunning available recreation space and causing overcrowding and mis-use of private property. The U.S. Department of the Interior already has approved $27 million for the project, from revenues generated by the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act. Tourist traffic is expected to increase beyond the present 2 million a year when new Las Vegas homes are built at the entrance to the canyon deep in the northwest section of the valley. Focus Property Group paid $510 million for 1710 acres of Las Vegas real estate at the foot of the mountain and thousands of Las Vegas homes will be built there soon.

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