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For Immediate Release: 2/9/2015

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American River Parkway Trail Repair Work to Take Place at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area


Richard Preston

(916) 988-0205




Folsom, CA – California State Parks will be doing brush removal along the American River Parkway Trail between the Beals Point and Negro Bar park units in the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area beginning Monday February 17, and expected to last through early March. The Trail will remain open during this work, but there may be brief delays to trail traffic as crews remove trees and larger limbs that lean across the trail. This project will improve the safety of park visitors by increasing sight distances and cleaning up trail shoulders which provides a wider trail surface and an alternative to the paved surface for pedestrians and equestrians.

“This heavily used section of trail is enjoyed by pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians and we understand that this work may result in a slight inconvenience for many of our park visitors, said Superintendent Rich Preston.   “We ask for the public’s cooperation by slowing down when approaching the work areas and follow the directions of the staff on site.”

The California Conservation Corps will be assisting State Parks in this project by removing brush and other vegetation that is growing adjacent to and in some cases encroaching on the paved trail.  

The Folsom Lake State Recreation Area administers approximately 15 miles of the paved American River Parkway trail between Hazel Bridge and Beals Point, including both the north and south sides of Lake Natoma.

For questions regarding this project please contact California State Parks at (916) 988-0205.  

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