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Contact: Jim Richardson, (530)242-3413
Effective immediately the National Park Service has closed its most popular trail to Whiskeytown Falls after a series of strong storms passed through the area washing out one of the bridges. With more rain predicted this week and into the following week park staff will be unable to replace the bridge until it is safe to do so.
The National Park Service has closed many trails and roads that were impacted by this summer’s wildfires. With the recent storms that have passed through the area, the potential for large scale mudslides and debris flows is still high especially during and after rain events such as these.
The trail closure to Whiskeytown Falls will remain in effect at least until the bridge has been replaced. “Keeping our staff and visitors safe is our highest priority,” stated Superintendent Jim Milestone. “We were happy to be able to open the trail to Whiskeytown Falls temporarily during the recent good weather,” continued Milestone.
Signs are in place warning the public of the closure and the hazard. For further information please contact the Whiskeytown Visitor Center at (530) 246-1225 or visit the Whiskeytown website at www.nps.gov/whis.