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Biscuit Basin Boardwalk Reopens To Visitors

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avatar Biscuit Basin Boardwalk Reopens To Visitors
July 19, 2010 10:36AM
A 14-week project to replace the boardwalk through one of Yellowstone’s famous geyser basins has been completed. The Biscuit Basin area opened to visitors for the first time this season on Friday morning, July 16.

National Park Service employees and members of the Youth Conservation Corps removed asphalt, added a larger observation deck overlooking Wall Pool, and added a new connection to the Mystic Falls trail. In all, over 2,400 feet of trail was built or replaced. The new boardwalk was designed and built for accessibility in accordance with the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided funding in the amount of $121,570 for project materials.

Biscuit Basin, located three miles north of Old Faithful, was named for the unusual biscuit-like deposits which once surrounded Sapphire Pool, one of several hydrothermal features in the basin.

Yellowstone National Park is receiving well over $14 million in Recovery Act funding. These projects are part of a $750 million investment in hundreds of projects throughout the National Park Service, which was announced last year by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The list of all National Park Service projects funded by the Recovery Act is online at http://www.doi.gov/recovery/nps.
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