FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2009
Section of Sadie Creek ORV trail system temporarily closed
Closure affects trails in the eastern portion of the trail system
OLYMPIA – A section of the Sadie Creek trail system is temporarily closed due to reconstruction of the PA-S-1000 road, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today.
The Sadie Creek off-road vehicle (ORV) trail system, located 8 miles west of Joyce on the Olympic Peninsula, is popular with all-terrain-vehicle and motorcycle riders as well as horseback riders and mountain bikers. The closure includes all of the PA-S-1000, PA-S-1050, PA-S-1300 and PA-S-1450 roads (including associated trails) to the junction with PA-S-1500. These sections of the trail system are closed until further notice.
The area is being closed due to heavy truck traffic during reconstruction of the PA-S-1000 road for an upcoming timber sale. Crews are removing bridges, installing culverts, hauling rock, and doing other heavy construction projects. The closures are necessary to protect the safety of the public recreating in this area.
Maps and information will be posted at the trailhead kiosks and at locations along the trail system. Please read and follow all posted information. Download a map of the Sadie Creek area at www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/eng_rms_n_oly_pen_cent.pdf.
For more information, call Wayne Fitzwater at the DNR region office in Forks at 360-374-2800.
Recreation on DNR-managed lands
DNR manages more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, aquatic, agricultural, conservation and urban lands. Most recreation on these lands takes place in the 2.2 million acres of forests that DNR manages as state trust lands. By law, state trust lands are managed to produce income for schools, universities, prisons, state mental hospitals, community colleges, local services in many counties, and the state’s general fund. State trust lands are also managed to provide fish and wildlife habitat and educational and recreational opportunities.
DNR-managed lands provide 1,100 miles of trails, 143 recreation sites, and a variety of landscapes throughout Washington State. Recreational opportunities include hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping, motorized vehicle riding, mountain biking, and boating.
DNR’s main recreation focus is to provide trails, trailhead facilities, and a primitive experience in a natural setting.
Media Contact: Toni Droscher, communications & outreach specialist, 360-902-1523 (office), 360-485-3406 (mobile) or email@example.com
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