Golden Ears Park North Beach Campground Closes Due to Bridge Damage

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According to a recent announcement from BC Parks, Golden Ears Provincial Park (British Columbia, Canada) visitors will not be able to explore certain parts of the park for the foreseeable future. 

As per a report, the Gold Creek bridge had suffered some structural damages and would no longer be accessible until repairs could be completed.

“Access to North Beach campground is no longer possible due to structural damage of the Gold Creek bridge after a recent motor vehicle accident,” the website announcement reads. 

This means that visitors can no longer access the North Beach Campground and Gold Creek parking lot. Day-use passes for the Gold Creek parking lot are also no longer available, and campground reservations will be canceled and refunded.

Gold Creek Campground, situated southeast of the Gold Creek bridge, will remain open while repairs are underway. Pedestrians will also still be able to access the bridge if needed.

No timeline has been announced for the bridge’s reopening, although park officials have confirmed that North Beach Campground will remain closed for the remainder of the 2022 season.

In a Modern Campground report last June, Golden Ears Provincial Park announced two-day closure as conservation officers tracked a habituated black bear.

According to Alouette Park, the park features three campgrounds, canoe rentals, a boat launch, backcountry camping areas, hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails, and many other opportunities for visitors.

This story originally appeared on Maple Ridge News. Featured image from Alouette Parks.

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