Recreation Area Closures

Upgrades & closures

Portions of the 10 km circuit around Hayward Lake Reservoir are currently closed due to Ruskin Dam construction.

Reservoir Trail

The Reservoir Trail is closed from Ruskin Dam to Hairsine Inlet. The trail can be accessed from the Reservoir Trail parking lot east of Blind Slough Dam at Stave Falls.

Railway Trail

The Railway Trail can be accessed from the Upper Railway Parking Lot or from the Hayward Lake Reservoir Recreation Area. The lower Railway Trail parking lot is closed.

 

Construction is underway. The following closures and parking restrictions are in effect through project completion in 2018.

  • Hayward Street over Ruskin Dam will continue to be closed to all motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrian traffic.
  • Hayward Street will be closed north of Keystone Avenue (except for local traffic) to Ruskin Dam. Parking will not be permitted.
  • Wilson Street will continue to operate for alternating single lane traffic at the dam, limited parking is available along the street.
  • The Ruskin Recreation/Picnic site, located south of Ruskin Dam, will be closed to the public. This area, including the parking lot, will be fenced and used for construction.
  • The Lower Railway parking lot, northwest of Ruskin Dam, will be closed. The interim Upper Railway Parking Lot, located further up Wilson Street, will be available and provides access for trail and beach users.
  • Hiking Trails: Portions of the 10 km circuit around Hayward Lake Reservoir will be closed.
    • The Reservoir Trail will be closed from Ruskin Dam to Hairsine Inlet due to construction activity on the left abutment. During construction, the trail can be accessed from the Reservoir Trail parking lot east of Blind Slough Dam at Stave Falls.
    • The Railway Trail can be accessed from the Upper Railway Parking Lot or from the Hayward Lake Reservoir Recreation Area. The lower Railway Trail parking lot is closed.