NEW BERN, N.C., Sept. 29, 2014 – The U.S. Forest Service will close Cedar Point Campground in the Croatan National Forest tomorrow, Sept. 30, for renovations. The popular campground will remain closed for approximately five months as part of a $700,000 renovation project.
Improvements and construction projects at Cedar Point Campground will include:
Replacing an aging and failing sewer system;
Relocating the sewer dump station for RVs;
Upgrading the electrical system at campsites from a 30-amp to a 50-amp system;
Renovating campsites; and
Renovating the toilet and shower building, including water-saving fixtures.
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HAYESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 7, 2014 – The U.S. Forest Service reopened the swimming beach and adjacent bathroom at Jackrabbit Recreation Area this afternoon. The area had been closed because of a broken sewage pump, which has been fixed.
MARS HILL, N.C., Aug. 1, 2014 – The U.S. Forest Service today announced that it has repaired and reopened Stony Fork Road (Forest Service Road 63). The agency received federal funds to repair the road and replace four culverts.
Located in the Appalachian Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, Stony Fork Road was damaged by a foot of rain in January 2013, making it unsafe for vehicle travel. The road had been closed since that time. Approximately 4.1 miles of Stony Fork Road had been closed to vehicular traffic beginning at the intersection with State Route 2178 (Craggy Garden Road) and running to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
FRANKLIN, N.C., Sept. 25, 2014 – The US Forest Service today announced that Ball Creek Road (NFSR 83), located in Macon County, NC on the Nantahala Ranger District of the Nantahala National Forest, will be temporarily closed for its entire length from approx. September 29th until late October, depending on the duration of the road work. Ball Creek Road begins at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory and ends at Upper Nantahala Road (NFSR 67).
The road work, conducted by Aldridge Brothers Inc. out of Robinsville, NC,includes the repair of two roadway slides and the replacement of two culverts. This work will serve to repair damages resulting from storm events in January 2013, to improve roadway safety through enhancements in roadway drainage and stability, and to better protect resources against erosion and future road failures.
Funding for this project was secured from Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads.
McDOWELL COUNTY, N.C., Sept. 11, 2014 – The U.S. Forest Service says preliminary work related to repairs on Point Lookout Trail near Old Fort will begin Sept. 22.
The agency expects the paved trail to remain open while the preliminary work is performed. Visitors will periodically see equipment and vehicles on the trail for several weeks. The remaining repairs are expected in 2015-2016.
HAYESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 7, 2014 – The U.S. Forest Service has closed the swimming beach at Jackrabbit Recreation Area because of a failed sewage pump.
No sewage has leaked in or around Chatuge Lake. The agency closed the beach and adjacent bathrooms as a precautionary measure to ensure public health. The Forest Service is working to fix the broken pump.
The campgrounds, trails and boat launch at Jackrabbit Recreation Area remain open. The Forest Service will issue an alert to announce the reopening of the swimming beach and bathrooms.
NEW BERN, N.C., July 5, 2014 -- The U.S. Forest Service has reopened all recreational areas in the Croatan National Forest. Campgrounds and other areas in the national forest were closed Thursday in preparation for Hurricane Arthur.
NEW BERN, N.C., July 4, 2014 - The U.S. Forest Service has reopened Cedar Point and Flanners Beach campgrounds in the Croatan National Forest. All other facilities in the national forest remain closed as safety and conditions are assessed. Campgrounds and other areas in the national forest were closed yesterday in preparation for Hurricane Arthur.