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  • No restrooms!

    Facilities and services are limited at many sites. Restrooms and vault toilets are closed and there are no trash services at most sites. If you plan to visit, expect a primitive experience. 

    • Bring the food and water you need for the day and use the restroom before you leave home. Many forest areas have no restrooms and are far from towns that offer these services.
    • Bring hand sanitizer and the supplies you need to hygienically pack out your waste and your pet's waste.
    • Know your limits and choose activities that are appropriate for your physical condition. Bring a first-aid kit and extra food, water, and clothing in case emergency response is delayed.

    Closed areas include high-use iconic places like Dry Falls, King's Mountain Point, Roan Mountain, Tidelands Trail, and Wayah Bald.

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