Road and Trail Closures

maintenance crew repairing a boardwalk
A maintenance crew works on rebuilding the Sandstone Falls boardwalk.

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As the park continually strives to make improvements that will provide for better visitor experiences, some areas may be temporarily closed or partially closed. Below is a listing of current projects and closures in the park.
 
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Current Road and Trail Closures

Work is being done throughout the park as well as on several state roads that will unfortunately cause some closures and delays in the park. While we regret any inconveniences this may cause, these projects will ultimately improve visitor experiences and safety throughout the park.
Trail or Road Location Description of Work Being Done Effects on Travel
Rend Trail Second bridge from the Minden side (1.27 miles from Minden Trailhead or 1.96 miles from Thurmond Trailhead
Structural damage to bridge needs to be corrected The affected bridge will remain closed for the foreseeable future; hikers or bikers can travel 1.96 miles in from the Thurmond side or 1.27 miles in from the Minden side.
Kaymoor Trail Fayette Station Road (Wolf Creek Trailhead) to the Kaymoor Miner’s Trail. Safety concerns due to a slope above the trail that has become unstable. The trail is closed from Fayette Station Road (Wolf Creek Trailhead) to the Kaymoor Miner’s Trail. Work is being done on the trail at this time, making it dangerous for visitors to be in this area.
Keeney's Creek Rail Trail Keeney’s Creek Rail Trail at Nuttallburg (entire trail)
Trail closed for repairs due to flooding damage. This trail is currently closed.
Keeney's Creek Road Keeney’s Creek Road from Winona to Nuttallburg Road is currently closed due to a dangerous washout. This road is currently closed due to an extensive washout and road collapse. As this road remains closed, there will be no access to Nuttallburg.
Kates Plateau Trail Kates Plateau Trail from the Upper Glade Creek Parking Area to the Kates Plateau Loop Trail. Trail is closed due to a dangerous slide A section of this trail near the junction with the Glade Creek Trail is closed due to a slide.
Cunard Road Cunard Road to River Access Federal Highways crews will be conducting road surveying on Cunard Road beginning October 24 through November 5th. Crews will be working in and along the roadway from top of the hill all the way to the bottom. They will be providing traffic control measures and motorists should expect some minor delays.
 
Please note that delays are possible due to weather and other unforeseeable issues that may arise. All information and dates listed are subject to change.

Updated September 24, 2021

Last updated: September 24, 2021

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