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Castle Rock access (Hwy 35 status/main parking lot)


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Dan G · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 3

Does anyone know what the current status is for access to Castle Rock State Park?  Is there access to the main parking lot off Hwy 35, coming from the north?  Looking at the Caltrans website and Google Maps, it appears that Hwy 35 south of the Hwy 9 junction all the way to Las Cumbres Rd is closed.. Thanks!

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Tony Lobay · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 493

CalTrans shows Castle Rock as closed until Jan 2018?? There was a previous closure to the south. Did something change?

http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi?roadnumber=35&submit=Search

Carla Rosa · · San Jose, CA · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 110

From Castle Rock's website:

"Due to the catastrophic failure of Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) south of the Castle Rock main lot, visitors cannot access the park from Black Road, Summit Road, or Bear Creek Road. It is still possible to access the Castle Rock main lot from Highway 9, Alpine Road, Page Mill Road and other points north of Castle Rock State Park on Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35).  There is no estimate as to when this road will be repaired. "

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=538

Wild. I was just up there a week and a half ago and it was fine...

Tony Lobay · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 493

That message on the park website is old. It refers to the stretch of CA-35 south of Las Cumbres that washed out this winter. What Caltrans and Google Maps are now showing is a closure on CA-35 going north all the way to CA-9.

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2346477,-122.1018629,14.3z/data=!5m1!1e1?hl=en

Daniel Howe · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0

I would also like to know if anyone has news on accessing the Park?  I was thinking it maybe possible from the north west entrance, but not sure..?

Nick Leaf · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0

I was there today. I came in from the North, on 9 through Saratoga and then 35. I didn't have any access problems (other than a bit of a wait due to road construction on 9).

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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