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  • Tusquitee Seasonal Road Closures

    The Tusquitee RD on the Nantahala NF offers a reminder that some roads will seasonally close on January 2.

    Certain roads are closed to motorized vehicles to help protect wildlife habitat, decrease wildlife disturbance, reduce road maintenance costs, and in specific cases to protect public safety during long bouts of adverse weather. The following roads are closed January 2 through April 1, 2019:

    Bear Paw (435)
    Beech Creek (307)
    Cheorkee Lake (313)
    Chambers Creek (2071)
    Deep Gap (71)
    Derreberry Gap (614B)
    Nelson Ridge (351)
    Panther Gap (85A)
    Perry Gap (350)
    Persimmon Creek (651)
    Powerline Cove (6020)
    Stateline Loop (420-6)
    Tellico River (420-5)
    Tuni Gap (440)

    Emergency closures due to weather or resource conditions can occur at any time. For current road conditions and status, contact the Tusquitee Ranger District at 828-837-5152 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.