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  • Croatan Emergency Closure Order

    Following Hurricane Florence, there has been an emergency closure order issued for the Croatan National Forest beginning September 13, 2018. The closure will last until December 13, 2018, or until rescinded by the Forest Supervisor.

    Many Forest Service roads, recreation sites and campgrounds will be closed in order to protect public health and safety as well as resources in the wake of the storm. Closed sites and roads will reopen as they are determined to be safe for the public.

    The public is urged to stay out of the Croatan National Forest until further notice to allow for assessment and emergency work to continue unhindered. Croatan Ranger District office phones are not currently working, so continue to check social media and the website for updates.

    Croatan Emergency Closure Order