Landslide Closes Western End of Davison Road

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Date: December 16, 2016
Contact: Park Information, (707) 465-7335

Gold Bluffs Beach Campground, including the hiker/biker camp sites, is also closed due to the slide. For visitors still wishing access to the beach, very limited parking of ten cars or less is available at the parking area approximately 1/8-mile past the kiosk. Please do not park in front of gates.

Fern Canyon is open to hikers, and is approximately four miles round-trip from the parking area via hiking on the beach; however, be prepared for high water due to recent heavy rains. The area around the landslide is closed to the public due to continuing falling rocks. Davison Road at the Trillium Falls intersection is open.

Until maintenance crews have the opportunity to assess the extent of the slide and monitor safety conditions related to its removal, there are no estimates yet for re-opening the road.

In addition, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway will close at 5 pm this Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17, due to predicted hard frost that may cause dangerous icy conditions for driving.

Visitors can check for road and trail conditions throughout Redwood National and State Parks at three park visitor center locations: Kocher Visitor Center, just off Hwy. 101 south of Orrick, CA; Prairie Creek Visitor Center located along Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway; and Houthi Visitor Center along Hwy. 199 just west of Houthi, CA. The visitor centers are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. 

Last updated: December 19, 2016

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