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Contact: Steve Prokop, (707) 465-7300
Contact: Brett Silver, (707) 465-7331
Orick, CA –From February throughMay, on the first Saturday of the month in 2016, Redwood National and StateParks (RNSP) will be closing the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in PrairieCreek Redwoods State Park to all motorized vehicles. February's first Saturdayfalls on the Feb. 6. Access to the Elk Prairie Campground and Visitor Centerwill remain open. Closing the 10-mile through route to motorized vehicles provides an opportunity for park visitors to experience the parkway without the noise and sounds of cars and trucks. Come explore by foot, bicycle, skateboard, rollerblades or any other non-motorized vehicle. Dogs-on-leash are also welcomeon the parkway, although are prohibited on the trails for the safety of pets and wildlife.
Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway islocated off of and parallels Highway 101 six miles north of Orick, CA, and fourmiles south of Klamath, CA. Parking is available in southern entrance in designated spaces parallel to the roadway and adjacent to Elk Prairie on the road to the campground.
The parkway has something foreveryone—from families with young children looking for a safe and easy ride, tothose looking for a more physically-challenging route. Much of the southern endof the parkway is relatively flat, while the hills of the northern portionoffer require more expertise. Mark your calendar the first Saturday of Feb,March, April and May for recreation in the redwoods.
For more information about the first Saturday parkway closures or other ways to enjoy your parks, call the Redwood National and State Parks Information Office at (707) 465-7335, or stop by a Redwood National andState Parks visitor center between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Information is also available on the Redwood National and State Parks website at: www.nps.gov/redw