Seasonal and Weather Road Closures

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National Forest Seasonal and Weather Road Closures

Certain roads are seasonally 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.

On all Forest Service roads, emergency closures due to weather or resource conditions can occur at any time. For current road conditions and status, contact the Ranger District or the Blue Ridge Parkway Closure Map

Appalachian Ranger District: 828-689-9694

The following roads close January 3 through April 2, 2017:

ROAD

NUMBER

County

Comments

Big Ivy

74

Buncombe

 

Stony Fork

63

Buncombe

 

Cataloochee

3549

Haywood

 

Hickey Fork

465

Madison

 

South Toe River

472

Yancey

 

Neals Creek

2074

Yancey

 

Flat Top

278

Yancey

Closes at both Spivey Gap and Harm Miller Gap Entrances

 

Grandfather Ranger District: 828-652-2144

The following roads close January 3 through April 2, 2017:

ROAD

NUMBER

Jarrets Creek

4030

Curtis Creek

482

Dobson Knob

106

Table Rock Picnic Area

99

New Ginger Cake

496

Steels Creek

228

Lost Cove

464A

Big Chestnut Mountain

198

Marks Mountain

451

School House Ridge

4068

Thunder Hole Road

4071

Brown Mountain OHV

299

Carrol Creek (in Brown Mountain OHV)

4096

Pearcy Creek

4101

TRAILS

Bad Fork (Trail 227) and the lower 2.5 miles of Limekiln Road (Forest Service Road 469) directly behind the gate: Temporarily closed due to road work

Tusquitee Ranger District: 828-837-5152

The following roads close January 4 through April 15, 2017:

ROAD

NUMBER

COUNTY

Beech Creek

307

Cherokee

Cherokee Lake

313

Cherokee

Chambers Creek

2071

Cherokee

Deep Gap

71

Clay

Derreberry Gap

6148

Cherokee

Nelson Ridge

351

Clay

Panther  Gap

85A

Cherokee

Perry Gap

350

Clay

Persimmon Creek

651

Cherokee

Stateline Loop

420-6

Cherokee

Tellico River

420-5

Cherokee

Tatham Gap

423

Cherokee

Tuni Gap

440

Clay

Powerline Cove

6020

Cherokee

 

Cheoah Ranger District: 828-479-6431

The following roads close January 4 through April 15, 2017:

ROAD

NUMBER

Big Fat

62

Farley Cove

407

Tatham Gap/Long Creek

423

Long Hungry

1127

Santeelah Creek

81

Pisgah Ranger District: 828-877-3265

 

 

 

ROADS

  • ALL: DO NOT BLOCK ANY GATE.  Vehicle may be ticketed and/or towed.
  • Wash Creek (FS 5000): CLOSED to Motor Vehicles due to unsafe conditions. (Hikers, biker, and horseback riders allowed)
  • Pilot Mountain Road (FS229):  CLOSED TO MOTOR vehicles.  This road is closed indefinitely due to unsafe conditions.
  • Rocky Fork Road (FSR 5050): CLOSED TO MOTOR vehicles. (Hikers, bikers, and horse-back riders allowed)
  • Laurel Ridge Road (FS5051): CLOSED TO MOTOR VEHICLES, HIKERS, BIKERS, and HORSEBACK RIDERS due to TIMBER OPERATIONS
  • Lickstone Road (FS97): Seasonal Closure for motor vehicles.
  • Ivestor Gap Gate (FS816): Seasonal Closure for motor vehicles.
  • Bent Creek Rd (FS479): OPEN
  • Yellow Gap Rd (FS1206): OPEN
  • Avery Creek (FS 477): OPEN
  • Headwaters Road (FS 475B):  OPEN
  • Courthouse Creek (FS 140): OPEN