Visitors to Golden Ears Provincial Park will not be able to explore certain areas of the park for the foreseeable future, according to a recent announcement from BC Parks.
Thursday morning (August 18), Parcs Alouette announced on its twitter that the Gold Creek Bridge had suffered structural damage and would no longer be usable until repairs could be made.
North Beach Campground and Gold Creek Parking Lot at #GoldenEars The park is CLOSED until further notice due to structural damage to the Gold Creek Bridge. Gold Creek parking day passes will not be available until the bridge reopens. #BCParks
— Alouette Parks (@AlouetteParks) August 18, 2022
As a result, visitors can no longer access the North Beach campground and Gold Creek parking lot. Gold Creek parking day passes are also no longer available and all campground reservations are canceled and refunded.
Gold Creek Campground, which is located southeast of the Gold Creek Bridge, will remain open while repairs are underway. Pedestrians will also be able to access the bridge, if necessary.
According to BC Parks, the damage to the bridge is the result of a recent motor vehicle accident, although further details were not provided.
No timeline has been announced for the reopening of the bridge, although park officials have confirmed that the North Beach campground will remain closed for the remainder of the 2022 season.
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