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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 04/11/13
Contacts: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332 or Eric Coulter (530) 224-2100    
News Release No. CA-N-13-54

BLM Lists Best Locations, Starts Webpage for Redding Area Wildflower Viewing


Public lands in the Sacramento River Bend area are springing to life with splashes of wildflower color, and trails are in excellent condition for back country exploration.

The Bureau of Land Management's Redding Field Office announced that oak woodlands in the Hog Lake Plateau, accessible off Highway 36 east of Red Bluff, and near the Yana Trail, in the Sacramento River Bend Area off Jelly's Ferry Road, are carpeted with yellow and purple blooms.

Trailheads allowing access for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bike riders are at the Hog Lake Plateau, Iron Canyon, the Paynes Creek Recreation Area, Jelly's Ferry and the Paynes Creek wetlands.

Directions to these trailheads are available by visiting www.blm.gov/ca/redding and clicking on the trails link. Examples of the blooming wildflowers, including their common and scientific names, can be found on the wildflowers link on the Redding Field Office webpage.

Visitors should be prepared for rugged trails and limited directional signing.

For more information, contact the Redding Field Office, (530) 224-2100.




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Last updated: 04-11-2013