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.
Four miles of Coal Road (FSR #42) beginning at the intersection with Saint Mary’s Road will be closed to vehicle travel beginning Tuesday, February 9, 2016 for maintenance. Landowners and residents of the Coal Road will continue to have access. The road closure will remain in effect for approximately three weeks, or until March 1, 2016.
Please call the Glenwood Pedlar Ranger District for more information (540) 291-2188
The James River Ranger District is planning road repair work on the Sweet Road, FSR 350, and the Children's Forest, FSR 351, this fall. Repair work will include culvert replacement and road resurfacing. These roads will be periodically closed during the fall months of 2015. For additional information, please call the James River Ranger District at 540-962-2214. Thank you
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.
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.
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.
The Sandy Flats Shelter on the Iron Mountain Trail in Washington County, Virginia has been completely removed due to damage from a fallen tree. A sunken fire pit and composting privy will remain. The area can continue to be used for camping.
Beck Access Road (FSR 433) originally scheduled to open on 1 October will remain closed indefinitely due to unsafe road conditions. For more information contact the North River Ranger District at (540) 432-0187.