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Gold Bluffs Beach Campground to Close Through May 1, 2011

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Date: December 24, 2010
Contact: Steve Chaney, 707-465-7335

Redwood National & State Parks Superintendent Jeff Bomke announced today that the Gold Bluffs Beach Campground in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park will be closed through May 1, 2011.

This closure is part of the previously announced and ongoing effort by State Parks to reduce operating costs through partial closures, seasonal closures and service reductions. Given the reductions in the State Parks' budget passed last October, State Parks cannot provide an acceptable level of service to remote campground facilities without compromising the maintenance and operation of other, more heavily used sites. In this case, low winter use and an extremely wet winter season have made this campground more expensive to operate this season.

The Elk Prairie Campground in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and the Jedediah Smith Campground in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park will remain open through the winter.Both campgrounds operate on a first-come, first-served basis through the winter season.No reservations are required.Davison Road to the Gold Bluffs Beach and Fern Canyon will remain open to the public as well through the winter.

For up-to-date information on all roads, trails, and campgrounds within Redwood National and State Parks, please call 707-465-7335, or visit the parks' website, www.nps.gov/redw.

This news release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed here (PDF, 28 KB)

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Elk once ranged over most of the United States from Maine to New Mexico. By 1860, the eastern elk had been eliminated by hunters. By 1912, about 124 Roosevelt elk remained in northern California. Prairie Creek Redwood State Park became an elk refuge in 1923 where elk are common today.