LITTLEFIELD, Ariz. — A popular campground off I-15 just south of the Utah-Arizona border is going completely cashless.

The Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip Field Office announced Wednesday the reopening of the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area Campground next week, Littlefield, Ariz., date not specified | Photo courtesy of BLM, St. George News

Those seeking to use the large campground at the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area, located about 20 miles southwest of St. George and 20 miles northeast of Mesquite, Nevada, will longer be able to pay for their site with printed bills, Bureau of Land Management officials said Wednesday. Instead, visitors will be required to pay through

The agency had opened the option to use in 2022, but now it will be the sole option. Randy Beckstrand, the bureau’s Arizona Strip assistant field manager, said the measure falls in line with recent efforts across the bureau and National Park Service to move to the online tool. He said the move is mainly for visitor convenience; however, it can also “eliminate security issues related to handling and counting cash.”

Campers can reserve one of the campground’s 18 multi-day Upper Loop campsites in advance, as well as seven of its Lower Loop sites. The remaining campsites — 54 around the Upper Loop and 30 around the Lower Loop — will remain on a first-come, first-served basis through a scan and pay feature on the website’s mobile app.

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