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

  • 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.

Appalachian Ranger District: 828-689-9694

  • Neals Creek (FS 2074): Closed to Motor Vehicles due to storm damage.
  • Stony Fork (FS 63): Closed to Motor Vehicles due to storm damage.
  • South Toe River (FS 472): Closed to Motor Vehicles due to storm damage.

Grandfather Ranger District: 828-652-2144

  • Dobson Knob (FS 106): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Big Chestnut Mountain (FS 198): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Pearcy Creek (FS 4101): Closed to motor vehicles for the season.
  • Marks Mountain (FS 451): Closed to motor vehicles from previous storm damage, will remain closed until repaired.
  • 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

no current road closures 

Cheoah Ranger District: 828-479-6431

no current road closures

Tusquitee Ranger District: 828-837-5152

no current road closures

Croatan National Forest: 252-638-5628

  • Forest Service Road 136: Closed to motor vehicles for the season.

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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