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Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles

News Release

For Immediate Release: 10/22/2014

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American River Parkway Trail Repairs at Folsom Lake SRA


Richard Preston

(916) 988-0205


FOLSOM, Calif. – California State Parks will be conducting trail repair work along the American River Parkway Trail through the Negro Bar park unit. Portions of the trail will be closed and/or detoured during this work.  Work will begin Monday, October 27, 2014 and is expected to be completed by November 15, 2014.

The work will repair sections of trail that have been lifted by tree roots and are experiencing drainage problems. This project will improve the safety of park visitors by repaving sections of damaged trail, adding wider trail shoulders for pedestrians and those preferring not to walk on the paved surface, installing new drainage culverts and restriping the trail.

“We are very happy that Friends of Lakes Folsom and Natoma (FOLFAN), our State Parks Cooperating Association, is partnering with State Parks on these repairs,” said State Park Superintendent Richard Preston. “The majority of the funding for these repairs is being provided through financial sponsorships for the Adopt-the-Parkway program administered by FOLFAN.”

 “This heavily used section of trail is enjoyed by pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians and we understand that this will be an inconvenience for many of our park visitors,” said Superintendent 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 and posted detour or closure signage.”

Trail users can avoid all construction closures and detours by using the trail on the south side of Lake Natoma.

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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