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.


  • Moss Knob and Dirty John Shooting Ranges temporary closure
  • Catawba Falls Trail (TR 225) Closed
  • Camping and other restrictions now in effect at Max Patch
  • Pisgah RD: Barnett Branch Fire 4/30/22
  • Grandfather and Appalachian RD Prescribed Burns Planned 4/11 & 4/12
  • Nantahala RD Prescribed Burn Planned 4/4
  • Uwharrie NF Prescribed Burn Planned 4/5
  • Grandfather RD Prescribed Burn Planned 4/4-4/5

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