Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is CLOSED due to hazardous road conditions.
Inclement weather often creates unsafe road conditions. Currently, there is a "glaze" of transparent ice on sections of the road. The Parkway will reopen as soon as State law enforcement officers deem it safe to travel upon.
Most campgrounds remain OPEN. Sites are available on first-come, first-served basis.
Jed Smith, Elk Prairie, Gold Bluffs Beach campgrounds are OPEN. All sites are available on first-come, first-served basis. Mill Creek Campground is CLOSED and will reopen May 16, 2014. More »
Gravel Access Road CLOSED.
Gravel access road to the Tall Trees trailhead is closed until further notice. Tall Trees Trail and Grove are still open. The easiest way to access this area is by hiking the Redwood Creek Trail, which is 8 miles one way.
Mill Creek Horse Trail Open
Contact: Rick Nolan, 707-465-7304
The Mill Creek horse trail is now clear and open to riders and hikers.
Mill Creek boasts one of the most productive coho (silver) salmon
The Mill Creek Horse Trail crosses the main stem of Mill Creek at two fords. To protect salmon, horse and foot traffic will not be allowed to cross these fords during the salmon spawning season; North Ford October 15th to March 31st and South Ford October 15th to May 31st. An alternate route is available.
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Did You Know?
The Bald Hills Road serves as a scenic byway to a high prairie landscape dotted with magnificent 300-year-old Oregon white oak trees. This region of the parks offers fields of colorful springtime wildflowers and trail access to several historic ranches. A Roosevelt elk herd could surprise you!