Some Areas of Cherokee NF Closing - Hurricane Florence

Contact(s): Terry McDonald (423) 476-9700

CLEVELAND, TENN, September 13, 2018 The USDA Forest Service is closely tracking the forecast models of Hurricane Florence. It has been determined that it is necessary to close all developed (improved facilities) campgrounds and certain other areas in the northern portion (Unaka and Watauga ranger districts) of Cherokee National Forest by Friday September 14 at 12 noon. Sites will be evaluated for health and safety and reopened as conditions allow following the storm passage.  Full details