November 23, 2016
California State Parks has been aggressively working to reopen
Providence Mountain State Recreation Area, the home of Mitchell Caverns.
Tehachapi District Superintendent, Russ Dingman announced at the last
PRMDIA meeting that the Department has completed and finished a series
of capital outlay projects and major improvements to the Park, including
the installation of a new and safe water system that is delivering water
to the park's infrastructure and to the campground.
The Department is continuing to make strides to make improvements to
the infrastructure of the Park. They are currently in the process of
replacing and installing a new pedestrian bridge to the Caverns that
will allow park visitors to safety access the Caverns. In addition, the
Department is making improvements to the main trail that leads to the
Caverns. The Department's Statewide Trails Crew, in conjunction with the
California Conservation Corps, are working hard to make sure the trail is
safe and accessible to all.
Superintendent Dingman expects that Providence Mountains State
Recreation Area and Mitchell Caverns should be reopen by February or
March at the latest. Keep your fingers crossed.
We once again thank you for your support. For further discussion,
questions or concerns and future updates on the Providence Mountain
State Recreation Area, please contact District Superintendent Russ
Dingman at (661) 369-1141 or by email at Russ.Dingman@parks.ca.gov .
------------- Russ Dingman