Funding to help Forest Service update some facilities

July 22, 2022 GMT

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — The Daniel Boone National Forest is receiving $540,000 from Great American Outdoors Act to update some of its facilities.

A portion of the recently allocated funds will be used at recreation facilities like Barren Fork Horse Camp and Bell Farm Horse Camp in McCreary County, the Forest Service said Thursday in a statement. Crews will replace picnic tables, grills, serving tables and lantern posts.

Some funds will also go to repair legacy trail bridges around the forest, which spans 21 counties in eastern Kentucky.

The federal funding will allow the Daniel Boone National Forest to “provide a better experience for our visitors,” Stearns District Ranger Tim Reed said.