Daffodil Hill closes indefinitely in Amador
SUTTER CREEK — The Ryan family, who own Daffodil Hill in Amador County, have closed the popular tourist attraction indefinitely, citing safety concerns.
Poor weather over the past several years has limited the number of days Daffodil Hill was open. That, along with the location’s enormous popularity, has led to overwhelming numbers of visitors on the days the location is open.
“After the crush of visitors that descended upon our Hill this year, we came to realize that the limitation on the size of our parking areas and the inability of the local road infrastructure to handle the volume created liability and safety concerns for everyone involved,” the family wrote on the Daffodil Hill Facebook page.
During opening weekend earlier this year, some visitors bypassed the two-hour wait for a parking space and left their cars alongside the road — which could have blocked emergency services vehicles from getting through.
The family considered several potential solutions, including reservations, they said. In the end, they felt indefinite closure was the only practical solution at this time.