California State Parks has announced that the Vikingsholm Castle parking lot and trail to Vikingsholm in Emerald Bay State Park will be temporarily closed for a few weeks starting Sept. 18. The last day for public tours by Sierra State Parks Foundation will be Sept. 17.
State Parks will undertake a project to repair portions of the trail that were damaged by the heavy snow and avalanches in winter 2023. There will be no pedestrian access to Vikingsholm or the lake from the parking lot during the closure. Construction is expected to conclude by mid-October. | sierrastateparks.org, parks.ca.gov