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What happened to JS Burres? Murtha Ranch?

We will continue to use those names (as well as other significant names of places and features) as part of the Cottonwood Canyon State Park experience.  JS Burres made a significant gift of land to state parks, and the Murtha family has a rich history of working this land.  As the park takes shape, those and other names will be incorporated into the park to ensure that the public knows the contributions those families have made.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom permalink
    December 29, 2011 8:04 pm

    Will hunting continue to be allowed as the Ranch gains State Park status?

    • January 27, 2012 2:48 am

      Sorry for the delay. Yes, hunting is allowed now and will continue. The temporary rules in place now may have to be tweaked, (as the park is built and we have a better idea where people will be as they visit). We also have some work to do restoring riverside plants and soils, and it’s possible that will affect some park use rules, too. Thanks.

  2. Paul Husemann permalink
    April 17, 2012 5:49 pm

    What are the “temporary” rules now in place?

    • April 19, 2012 3:53 pm

      Seasonal hunting of game wildlife and upland game birds is allowed at Cottonwood Canyon State Park except:

      (A) Hunting is not allowed within the 200 yard area surrounding the boat launch at J.S. Burres, and

      (B) Hunting is not allowed in any area closed for public safety or park resource protection purposes. The department will post such closures at designated park entrances as they occur.

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