Glenwood & Pedlar Ranger District Seasonal Road Closures

Release Date: Nov 7, 2011  

Contact(s): Glenwood & Pedlar Ranger Station: 540- 291- 2188


 

Forest Service Announces Seasonal Closures

Natural Bridge Station, Va. - The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture will temporarily close some roads and recreation areas for the winter in Amherst, Augusta, Bedford, Botetourt, Nelson, and Rockbridge counties. More than 100 miles of national forest roads in these counties remain open year round. A few roads will open for the fall, and close early January. Visit www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj for current information.  

The Peavine Road (FSR 318) in Amherst County remains closed from the top of Bear Tolley Road (FSR 36E) to the intersection of Peavine and Pera Road (State route 610). This road was significantly damaged from illegal activity in 2009. The South Pedlar ATV Trail System will close on December 1, 2011 and reopen April 1, 2012. Sherando Lake and Cave Mountain Lake Recreation Areas are closed and will reopen April 1, 2012.  North Creek Campground, located south of Arcadia in Botetourt County, is open through the winter.

Additional information is available at www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj or by calling the Glenwood & Pedlar Ranger District’s office (540) 291-2188.

The following roads will close around January 9, 2012 and reopen around April 1, 2012:

 

Road Name

FSR #

Hog Camp

48

Stoney Run Jeep Trail

162

Cedar Creek

320

Gorge Access

315C

Cow Camp

520

Coon Bridge

1167

Lovelady

1241

Pedlar Inn

1575

Big Bend

1171

Enchanted Creek to White Oak Flats

1881

Cedar Bridge

36D

Panther Mountain

1286

Inch Branch

1823

Lady Slipper

494

Bear Tolley

36E

Pulaski Tract

634

Dancing Creek

317

Yellowstone

635

Thunder Road

3105

 

Roads that will close around January 9, 2012 and reopen around August 1, 2012 are:

 

Road Name

FSR#

Harkening Hill – will close at the second gate

3068

Middle Creek- will close at the first gate

3101

Welch Hollow

3251

Hunting Creek just beyond Camping Gap

45

 

The following roads will close around January 9, 2012 and will reopen around October 2012:

 

Road Name

FSR #

Tom’s Branch

512

Turkey Pen

1237

Devils Branch

310

Gas Line Road

593

Gate at milepost #41 at  Clarks Gap on Blue Ridge Parkway

1602

Putt Access

323