Alerts & Notices

Weekend camping in Linville Gorge 2021 Season (May 1 to October 31)

Permits are required to camp in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area on Friday and Saturday nights and holidays beginning May 1 through October 31. To reserve a permit, call the Grandfather Ranger District office Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm at 828-652-2144. Demand is high so expect the phone line to be frequently busy. A group may have up to 10 people.

See the Alert below for list of weekends with limited or no availability.


  • Linville Gorge Camping Permits
  • CRO NF: Black Swamp OHV Reopens, Passes available
  • Mortimer Campground on Grandfather reopens April 1
  • Uwharrie NF: Prescribed burn 3/22
  • Grandfather RD Planning Rx Burn Saturday Jan 23
  • Seasonal Road Closures- Nantahala RD
  • Seasonal Road Closures- Cheoah RD
  • Temporary Road Closures- Pisgah RD

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