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For Immediate Release: 6/18/2015

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Trail Closure - Folsom Lake State Recreation Area


Richard Preston

(916) 988-0205


FOLSOM, Calif. – The trail on the crest of the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam will be temporarily closed.  This closure will interrupt through trail traffic from Browns Ravine to Folsom Point from June 15, 2015 through February 2016. 

Alternate routes for pedestrian trail traffic will be provided through the Mormon Island Wetlands connecting to the City of Folsom Trails and Natoma Street.  Bicycle traffic will be detoured along Green Valley Road to Natoma Street. 

This closure is in place for public safety while the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation completes the Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction Joint Federal project at Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam.  This project is a collaborative effort between Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address the dam safety hydrologic risk at the Folsom Facility and improve flood protection.

“The area is being renovated to meet current ADA accessibility standard for our restrooms and parking lots.  Within a few months, there will be improved access to our park facilities,”  Park Superintendent Richard Preston stated., “We hope our visitors can excuse this inconvenience while these necessary improvements are being completed.”

For questions regarding trails in the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area please contact California State Parks at (916) 988-0205.  

For questions regarding the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam project please contact Kyle Keer with the Bureau of Reclamation at (916) 989-7285

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