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.


Pisgah Ranger District: 828-877-3265

  • Wash Creek (FS 5000): Seasonal Closure for motor vehicles.
  • Pilot Mountain Road (FS229):  CLOSED TO MOTOR vehiclesThis road is closed indefinitely due to unsafe conditions.
  • 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.
  • Avery Creek Road (FS 477): Seasonal Closure for motor vehicles.
  • Courthouse Creek Road (FS 140): Seasonal Closure for motor vehicles.
  • Headwaters Road (FS 475B): Seasonal Closure for motor vehicles.
  • Yellow Gap Road (FS 1206): Seasonal Closure for motor vehicles.
  • Bent Creek Road (FS 479): Seasonal Closure for motor vehicles.

Appalachian Ranger District: 828-689-9694

  • Neals Creek (FS 2074): CLOSED to Motor Vehicles for the season.
  • Stony Fork (FS 63): CLOSED to Motor Vehicles for the season.
  • Big Ivy (FS 74): CLOSED to Motor Vehicles for the season.
  • Cataloochee (FS 3549): CLOSED to Motor Vehicles for the season.
  • Mills Ridge (FS 113): CLOSED to Motor Vehicles for the season.
  • Rich Mountain Fire Tower (FS 467A): CLOSED to Motor Vehicles for the season.
  • Flat Top (FS 278): CLOSED to Motor Vehicles for the season. Closed at both Spivey Gap and Harm Miller Gap Entrances.
  • Hurricane Gap (FS 467): CLOSED to Motor Vehicles for the season. Closed from Tanyard Gap to TN state line.
  • Long Arm (FS 287): CLOSED to Motor Vehicles for the season, final two miles to Sterling Gap.
  • Hickey Fork (FS 465): Remains closed due to storm damage.
  • South Toe River (FS 472): Remains closed due to storm damage.

Grandfather Ranger District: 828-652-2144

  • Brown Mountain OHV (FS 299): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Carroll Creek, in Brown Mountain (FS 4096): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Curtis Creek (FS 482): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Dobson Knob (FS 106): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Table Rock Picnic Area (FS 99): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • New Ginger Cake (FS 496): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Steels Creek (FS 228): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Lost Cove (FS 464A): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Big Chestnut Mountain (FS 198): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Marks Mountain (FS 451): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Thunder Hole Road (FS 4071): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Pearcy Creek (FS 4101): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Jarrets Creek (FS 4030): Closed to motor vehicles for the season. Closed from previous storm damage, will remain closed until repaired.
  • School House Ridge (FS 4068): Closed to motor vehicles for the season. Closed from previous storm damage, will remain closed until repaired.

Nantahala Ranger District: 828-524-6441

  • Boardtree (FS 388): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Upper Nantahala (FS 67): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Deep Gap (FS 71): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Shingletree (FS 713): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Shope Fork (FS 751): Closed for motor vehicles for the season.
  • Ball Creek (FS 83): Closed for motor vehicles for the season.
  • Connelly Creek (FS 86 to Alarka-Laurel): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Wayah Bald (FS 69): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Winding Stairs (FS 422): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Little Yellow Mountain (FS 367): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Big Creek (FS 4567): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Cold Spring Gap (4663): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Moses Creek (FS 4651): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Old Bald Road (FS 4652): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Sugar Creek (FS 4665): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Gage Creek (FS 4648): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Wolf Mountain (FS 4663C): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Charley Knob (FS 4654): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Beech Flats (FS 4668): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.

Cheoah Ranger District: 828-479-6431

  • Big Fat Road (FS 62): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Farley Cove (FS 407): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Tatham Gap/Long Creek Road (FS 423): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Long Hungry (FS 1127): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Santeelah Creek (FS 81): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.

Tusquitee Ranger District: 828-837-5152

  • Bear Paw (FS 435): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Beech Creek (FS 307): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Cherokee Lake (FS 313): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Chambers Creek (FS 2071): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Deep Gap (FS 71): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Derreberry Gap (FS 614B): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Nelson Ridge (FS 351): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Panther Gap (FS 85A): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Perry Gap (FS 350): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Persimmon Creek (FS 651): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Powerline Cove (FS 6020): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Stateline Loop (FS 420-6): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Tellico River (FS 420-5): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Tuni Gap (FS 440): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.

Croatan National Forest: 252-638-5628

  • Forest Service Road 136: Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Forest Service Road 602: Closed to motor vehicles for the season. Reopens March 1 to November 30
  • Forest Service Road 602-1: Closed to motor vehicles for the season. Reopens March 1 to November 30
  • Forest Service Road 602-2: Closed to motor vehicles for the season. Reopens March 1 to November 30
  • Forest Service Road 602-4: Closed to motor vehicles for the season. Reopens March 1 to November 30

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
  • Cotton Place (FS 555): Closed due to storm damage. Closed south of the Cotton Place OHV Trailhead down to the permanent gate at the intersection of River Trail (Trail 713), Buttermilk Trail (Trail 720) and FS 555.




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