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  • Pisgah NF reopening trails/roads and lifting restrictions on dispersed camping

    The Pisgah National Forest will begin to reopen many trails and roads and partially lift restrictions for dispersed camping May 14, using a site-by-site approach, including assessment of facility cleanliness, maintenance status, and health and safety of recreation areas. Facilities and services may remain limited at some sites.

    Popular recreation areas that will reopen include, but are not limited to:

    • Catawba Falls, TR 225
    • Brown Mountain Off Highway Vehicle Area
    • Black Balsam Road, FSR 816, and associated trails
    • Bent Creek Road, FSR 479 and most trails and trailheads

    For more information including a complete list of trails, roads, and recreation areas that are reopening and information on dispersed camping please visit