Ryder Way Access
The piping plover chicks located near the Day Parking Area are expected to be able to fly (i.e., fledge) by August 3. Once they fledge, the Day Parking Area will be available for the regular hours up to 9:00pm. The road and parking areas beyond the Day Parking Area will close at 7:00pm, but limited access past the night restriction will be available for fishing. Restrictions on road access will be lifted when the least tern chicks located along the road between the Day Parking Area and the Crossover can fly.
The piping plover chicks located near the end of Ryder Way fledged, so the parking area at the end of the road has reopened for daytime use.
Areas where unfledged chicks are present are designated with signs. When traveling through these signed areas, drive with caution and be alert to the possible presence of chicks and adult plovers in the road and stop to let them pass. If you do see chicks in or near the road, please notify the staff.