Vehicle access to campgrounds in the Clear Creek Management Area has reopened


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MARINA, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field Office has completed repairs ahead of schedule to a portion of Clear Creek Road damaged by storms, allowing visitors to once again drive to Oak Flat and Jade Mill campgrounds in San Benito County. Motorized access is still restricted beyond Jade Mill Campground until additional repairs can be made. Please visit our website for the latest closure order that allows for campground access.

“Our Central Coast staff has done a remarkable job completing timely repairs in advance of our busy season to provide access to designated campgrounds,” said Central Coast Field Manager Zachary Ormsby. “We welcome the public back to these campgrounds and remind visitors to be respectful of our neighbors and avoid blocking private driveways or parking on private property.”

Additional repairs to damaged culverts and stream crossings on Clear Creek Road in the Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) are scheduled for April. The temporary restriction of vehicle use in the ACEC, until repairs are complete, will minimize threats to public safety and prevent further resource damage.

Recreate Responsibly and Pack It In – Pack It Out: Practice Leave No Trace ethics while recreating on public lands by packing out all your trash. Illegal dumping of waste is a public safety hazard and dangerous to wildlife.

For more information, please visit the Clear Creek webpage. For specific questions, contact the Central Coast Field Office at 831-582-2200 or

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.