Metal Detecting

USE OF METAL DETECTORS ON THE CHEROKEE NATIONAL FOREST

Pursuant to Title 36 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), Section 261.50 (a) and (b) and Forest Wide Closure Order No. 344, signed by the Forest Supervisor and dated January 26, 2009 use of metal detectors, electronic apparatus and devices used for locating metal is prohibited for any purpose except in the following swimming beach areas:

Mac Point Recreation Area Beach

Parksville Beach

Chilhowee Recreation Area Beach

Indian Boundary Recreation Area Beach

Jacob’s Creek Recreation Area Beach

Shook Branch Recreation Area Beach

Watauga Point Recreation Area Beach

Rock Creek Recreation Area Beach

Definition

"Swimming Beach Area" means a developed and designated swimming area and its waterfront associated grass/sand beach area within the recreation area.

Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50 (e) the following persons or area are exempt from the Closure Order:

• Persons with a special use permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission, issued by the District Ranger.

• Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

Metal Detecting Areas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities