The North end of Cub Run Rd from Catherine Furnace to the blacktop at State Road 685 is temporarily closed due to road damage. Please avoid this area due to safety concerns. For additional information, please contact the Lee Ranger District at (540) 984-4101.
The Wythe Shooting Range, located in Wythe County, VA will temporarily close on Wednesday, September 4 to improve this popular site. The range will remain closed for several weeks to ensure the safety of the public and workers.
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.
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.
Area(s): BIG SCHLOSS TRAIL (FT #1004A) - LeeRD, MILL MOUNTAIN TRAIL (FT #1004) - LeeRD, Wolf Gap Recreation Area
Date(s): May 14, 2013 - Apr 30, 2014
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.
The area in and around the Coles Run Dam and Reservoir, off the Coal Road in Augusta County, is closed to the public for safety reasons during active reconstruction on the dam and associated improvements. This closure is in effect March 1, 2013 until December 2014. This closure includes the dam, reservoir, the access road to the dam and reservoir from the intersection with the Coal Road, and any associated improvements.
The jeep trail is closed from January 7 until April 1 to protect the trail surface and surrounding environment during the winter months. Especially wet conditions may delay the April 1 opening. Contact the Eastern Divide Ranger District for updates.