Whitewater Preserve facilities closed to PCT hikers in 2019

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March 13th, 2019
By: Tori Stanton and Al H.

Due to severe damage from heavy rains, the Whitewater Preserve visitor center area will not be able to accommodate day use or overnight PCT hikers in 2019. There are no phones available (landline or otherwise), no restrooms, no wifi, and no road access to be picked up or dropped off.

The bridge across the Whitewater River from the PCT to the Preserve has been washed out. Great caution should be used in crossing in this area as two people (non-PCT hikers) lost there lives in this river last September.