NEWTON DRURY SCENIC PARKWAY CLOSED TO VEHICLES OCTOBER THROUGH MAY ON THE FIRST SATURDAY
Come explore by foot, bicycle, skateboard rollerblades or any other non-motorized vehicle. Dogs-on-leash are also welcome on the parkway, although are prohibited on the trails for the safety of pets and wildlife.
Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) will be closing the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park to all motorized vehicles. Access to the Elk Prairie Campground and Visitor Center will remain open.
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.
The parkway has something for everyone—from families with young children looking for a safe and easy ride, to those looking for a more physically-challenging route. Much of the southern end of the parkway is relatively flat, while the hills of the northern portion offer require more expertise.
Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is located off of and parallels Highway 101 six miles north of Orick, CA, and four miles south of Klamath, CA. Parking is available in southern entrance in designated spaces parallel to the roadway and adjacent to Elk Prairie on the road to the campground.
For more information about the first Saturday parkway closures or other ways to enjoy your parks, call the Redwood National and State Parks Information Office at (707) 465-7335, or stop by a Redwood National and State Parks visitor center between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Information is also available on the Redwood National and State Parks website at: www.nps.gov/redw