16 U.S. Code § 401 - Establishment; boundaries; administration

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There is reserved and withdrawn from settlement, occupancy, or disposal under the laws of the United States and dedicated and set apart as a public park for the benefit and enjoyment of the people, under the name of the “Bryce Canyon National Park,” the tract of land in the State of Utah particularly described by and included within metes and bounds, as follows, to wit:
Unsurveyed sections 31 and 32, township 36 south, range 3 west; surveyed section 36, township 36 south, range 4 west; north half, southwest quarter and west half of the southeast quarter of partially surveyed section 5; unsurveyed sections 6 and 7, west half, west half of the northeast quarter, and west half of the southeast quarter of partially surveyed section 8, partially surveyed section 17, and unsurveyed section 18, township 37 south, range 3 west; and unsurveyed sections 1, 12, and 13, township 37 south, range 4, all west of the Salt Lake meridian in the State of Utah. All the land within the exterior boundaries of the aforesaid tract shall first become the property of the United States. The administration, protection, and promotion of said Bryce Canyon National Park shall be exercised under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior by the National Park Service, subject to the provisions of sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this title.


(June 7, 1924, ch. 305, §§ 1, 2,43 Stat. 593, 594; Feb. 25, 1928, ch. 102, § 1,45 Stat. 147; May 12, 1928, ch. 533, § 1,45 Stat. 502.)

The last sentence of this section is from section 2 of act June 7, 1924.

1928—Act May 12, 1928, changed description of land in section 8 from “west half of the southwest quarter” to “west half of the southeast quarter”.
Change of Name

“Utah National Park” changed to “Bryce Canyon National Park” by section 1 of act Feb. 25, 1928, classified to section 402a of this title.

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