BLM making safety improvements at Creekside Terrace Trailhead
March 15-16, trailhead will be temporarily closed during construction
MARINA, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management will be making safety improvements to the popular Creekside Terrace Trailhead at Fort Ord National Monument in Monterey County. Maintenance staff will be installing speed bumps to slow drivers entering from Creekside Terrace Road, adding gravel to help designate overflow parking areas and putting up signs to help visitors locate safe parking sites. On March 15-16, the trailhead will be temporarily closed to all public access to allow crews to work safely.
The Creekside Terrace Trailhead provides access to a network of walking, biking and equestrian trails and features parking, vault toilets and an information kiosk with trail maps and brochures.
“Fort Ord National Monument has seen a dramatic increase in the number of daily visitors since the closure of other nearby recreation areas,” said Monument Manger Eric Morgan. “The BLM encourages the public to recreate responsibly, have an alternate recreation area in mind if parking is full at their preferred location and take precautions to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.”
Stay local, plan ahead, do not gather in large groups, practice safe social distancing, take your own soap and hand sanitizer, pack out your trash and wear a mask when social distancing is not possible.
Fort Ord National Monument encompasses more than 14,000 acres that offer 86 miles of rugged trails near the Monterey Bay administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Army. Due to its history as a field artillery training ground, recreationists must stay on designated trails to avoid the risk of unexploded munitions. The monument is open from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Campfires, fireworks, target shooting and hunting are prohibited. Parking is limited and first-come, first-serve at BLM day-use areas.
For more information on Fort Ord National Monument visit www.blm.gov/fort-ord or call the Central Coast Field Office at 831-582-2200.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.