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

DO NOT BLOCK ANY GATE.  Vehicle may be ticketed and/or towed.

Updated 5/24/2021


Pisgah Ranger District: 828-877-3265

  • Pilot Cove Road (FS 5014): Open year around. Emergency closures due to weather or resource conditions can occur at any time.
  • Headwaters Road (FS 475B): Open year around. Emergency closures due to weather or resource conditions can occur at any time.
  • Cove Creek (FS 225): Open year around. Emergency closures due to weather or resource conditions can occur at any time.
  • Yellow Gap Road (FS 1206): Open from Highway 276 to Wolf Ford Horse Camp.
  • Wash Creek Road (FS 5000): Open
  • Bent Creek Road (FS 479) from Ledford Branch to Blue Ridge Parkway: Open
  • Courthouse Creek Road (FS 140): Open year around. Emergency closures due to weather or resource conditions can occur at any time.
  • Avery Creek (FS 477): Open
  • Pilot Mountain Road (FS 229): Open
  • Lickstone Road (FS97): Seasonal Closure for Motor Vehicles. This road is open from Sept. 1 to Jan. 2 each year.
  • Ivestor Gap Gate (FS816): Seasonal Closure for Motor Vehicles. This road is open from Aug. 15 to Dec. 31 each year.

Appalachian Ranger District: 828-689-9694

  • South Toe River (472): Open from Highway 80 S to Black Mountain Camground. Closed from Black Mountain Campground to Blue Ridge Parkway. 
  • Flat Top (278): Open on the Spivey side. Closed at Harmiller Gap.

Grandfather Ranger District: 828-652-2144

  • Dobson Knob (106) western half of the road at the second gate: Closed to motor vehicles for the season. Reopens Sept. 1, 2020.
  • Pearcy Creek (4101): Closed to motor vehicles for the season. Reopens Sept. 1, 2020.
  • Carrol Creek (4096): Closed to motor vehicles for the season. Reopens Sept. 1, 2020.

The following roads are closed to motor vehicles due to storm damage:

  • Schoolhouse Ridge (4068)
  • Jarrett Creek (4030)
  • Marks Mountain (451)
  • Big Chestnut (198)
  • Craig Creek / Mortimer-Piedmont (982)

Nantahala Ranger District: 828-524-6441

Currently there are no seasonal road closures in effect. 

Cheoah Ranger District: 828-479-6431

Currently there are no seasonal road closures in effect. 

Tusquitee Ranger District: 828-837-5152

Currently there are no seasonal road closures in effect. 

Croatan National Forest: 252-638-5628

  • South Flybus (FSR 136): Closed to motor vehicles for the season beginning Jan. 1.
  • Hickman Hill (FSR 601): Closed due to construction.

Uwharrie National Forest: 910-576-6391

  • Polly Place (FS 6652): Closes for the season Feb. 28
  • Cattail Branch (FS 6653): Closes for the season Feb. 28
  • Beaverdam (FS 6507): Closes for the season Feb. 28
  • Yates Place (FS 6746): Closes for the season Feb. 28
  • River Road (FS 518): Closes for the season Feb. 28
  • West Polly Branch (FS 6720): Closes for the season Feb. 28




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