Forest Service Closures in North Carolina Due to Severe Winter Weather

Due to snow and ice accumulation across North Carolina from winter storm Jonas, the U.S. Forest Service will be closing some areas on the National Forests in North Carolina. Visitor and Forest Service employee safety is a priority and everyone is encouraged to be prepared for dangerous driving conditions. Visitors are urged to stay off Forest Service roads and reschedule outdoor activities.

The U.S. Forest Service has closed the following areas through Monday, January 25, 2016:

Pisgah National Forest:

Avery Creek Rd. (FS477)
Yellow Gap Rd. (FS1206)
Headwaters Rd. (FS475B)
Wash Creek Rd. (FS5000)
Bent Creek Day Use Area
Wolf Ford Horse Camp
Sycamore Flats Picnic Area
Sliding Rock Day Use Area

Uwharrie National Forest:

Flintlock Valley Shooting Range (open Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday)

Due to changing weather conditions other recreational areas and road closures on the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie or Croatan National Forest may occur. Local district offices may be closed today (January 22, 2016).


Update January 25, 2016: Due to snow and ice accumulation in western North Carolina from winter storm Jonas, closures remain in effect for the Pisgah National Forest.

Roads and day-use recreation areas on the Pisgah Ranger District will be closed until road conditions improve and visitor safety can be ensured.


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