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Culvert Replacement Project to Cause Delays, Closures on Enderts Beach Road Starting Thursday; Newton B. Drury Kicks Off First Saturdays


Visitors to Enderts Beach can expect delays due to a culvert replacement project starting Thursday. | Photo courtesy of NPS/John Cho

From a Redwood National and State Parks news release:

Crescent City, CA – In order to safely perform maintenance on a large culvert, there will be temporary delays on Enderts Beach Road, three miles south of Crescent City.  Starting Sept. 1, traffic will be one-way from Crescent Beach Day Use Area to the end of the road with delays up to 15 minutes. 

A full road closure beyond Crescent Beach Day Use Area will occur Sept. 8 – Oct. 15.  The only access beyond the construction site during this time will be via hiking the Coastal Trail.  The culvert replacement will help ensure long term safety and stability of the Enderts Beach Road.  False Klamath Cove and Damnation Creek both offer alternative tide pooling experiences similar to Enderts Beach.  

Additionally, from October through May, on the first Saturday of the month, Redwood National and State Parks will be closing the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park to all motorized vehicles as part of the annual Hike and Bike Day. Access to the Elk Prairie Campground and visitor center will remain open. Hike and Bike days are on the first Saturday of every month from Oct. 2022 - May 2023 (10/1/22, 11/5/22, 12/3/22, 1/7/23, 2/4/23, 3/4/23, 4/1/23, 5/6/23). 

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 welcome on the parkway, although they are prohibited on the trails for the safety of pets and wildlife. 

Please stop by any Redwood National and State Park visitor center for current conditions and to find other opportunities to enjoy your parks. Explore more at the Redwood National and State Park website at: www.nps.gov/redw. Be sure to download the new NPS App, currently available through the Apple App Store and Google Play. 

Redwood National and State Parks share in the perpetual stewardship of ancient coast redwood forests, streams, coastal ranges, and coastline; for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of people forever; with a commitment to watershed-scale restoration of damaged landscapes.


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