BIG SCHLOSS TRAIL (FT #1004A) - LeeRD, MILL MOUNTAIN TRAIL (FT #1004) - LeeRD, Wolf Gap Recreation Area
Date(s): May 14, 2013 - Jan 31, 2018
Lee Ranger District
Water at Wolf Gap Campground/Picnic Area Temporarily Suspended
Water service at the Wolf Gap Campground and Picnic Areas has been suspended due to a problem with the water pump at that site. Visitors must bring water from home or purify water from local sources. The Forest Service is determining whether to restore water to that site. Please call the Lee District Office to confirm the status of the water in at Wolf Gap (540) 984-4101.
Due to road damage on private land, adjacent land owners have gated and closed the private land portion of Garden Mountain Road/Round Mountain Road from all public travel. This is no longer a through road; approximately 2.5 miles of the road is inaccessible. The closed private section begins in Burke's Garden on Back Rd/666 and ends after approximately 2 miles. Approximately an additional half mile is closed on the National Forest in order to stop westbound traffic at the last safe turn around.
For additional information, contact the Eastern Divide Ranger District Office at: 540 552 4641.
Shoe Creek Road (Forest Road #263) is temporarily closed from State Route 827 at Piney River to the privately installed gate due to road damage. This portion of Shoe Creek Road is expected to reopen in October.
Additionally, due to road damage on private land, adjacent land owners have gated and closed the private land portion of Shoe Creek Road from all public travel. State Route 827 is no longer a through road; approximately 0.6 miles of the road is inaccessible. The closed section begins approximately 1.5 miles from Crabtree Meadows and reopens 1.5 miles from the intersection with State Route 827 at Piney River.
For additional information, contact the Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger District Office at: 540 291 2188.
Todd Lake Recreation Area, including the campground, day use area, and loop trail, is temporarily closed for 2015 due to the reconstruction of the Todd Lake Dam. The entire recreation area is expected to re-open to the public in 2016. Additional information can be found on the official news release, or by contacting the North River Ranger District at 540 432 0187.
For additional information, contact the North River Ranger District at 540-432-0187
Stoney Run Road (FSR 61) in Pendleton County, West Virginia is closed indefinitely to thru traffic due to storm damage and unsafe driving conditions. The closure is 4.5 miles south of the intersection with Schoolhouse Road (FSR 166) and approximately 3 miles north of the intersection with FSR 85.
In addition, a second closing is approximately 1 mile south of WV CR 25. This is approximately 3 miles north of Schoolhouse Road.
A section of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.) near Straight Branch and US-58 east of Damascus, VA, has been rerouted indefinitely due to the complete washout of the Straight Branch A.T. Footbridge during a high water event in May 2013. The reroute (detour) follows portions of the Beech Grove Trail (#4552) and Virginia Creeper Trail (#4575). This detour is expected to be in place for the foreseeable future, as A.T. management partners plan for the construction of a replacement footbridge.
Longdale is now open to the low water bridge. A gate has been installed at the bridge because of safety issues for a vehicle to cross. The footbridge has been removed as well due to safety concerns. The area is now available as trailhead parking and picnicking. The SST is open and foot/horse/bike travel is welcome past the gate.
Beginning January 29, 2015,The National Children’s Forest in Alleghany County will be temporarily closed to public use due to the presence of hazardous materials. The closure encompasses the parking area (located to the North of FSR 351) and the monument and trail system (located to the South of FSR 351). FSR 351 will remain open to public travel. More information is available by contacting the James River District Office at 540-962-2214.
Hot Springs, VA— Due to recent weather related storm damage, the Warm Springs Ranger District is delaying the opening of Neal Run Trail (handicapped hunter accessibility trail). Winter storms have caused water to run over the ATV trail eroding portions of the trail surface and creating unsafe conditions for ATVs. Warm Springs District Ranger Patrick Sheridan announced that Neal Run Trail will remain closed until repairs can be made and debris cleared. For current Trail status, please call the Warm Springs Ranger District at 540-839-2521.