Mortimer Campground Reopens

Mortimer Campground Reopens

June 8, 2018 - The Mortimer Campground in the Wilson Creek area of the Pisgah National Forest, Grandfather Ranger District reopens at noon today. The campground has been closed for two weeks to repair road damage following historic flooding in the Wilson Creek area.

Damage remains on Forest Service roads in the Wilson Creek area. The following Forest Service roads in the Wilson Creek area of Caldwell and Avery Counties were impacted:

  • Schoolhouse Ridge Road (FSRD 4068) is closed to all motor vehicle traffic.
  • Roseboro Road (FSRD 981) is only passable for high clearance and four wheel drive vehicles.
  • Mortimer-Piedmont Road (FSRD 982) and Edgemont-Pinola Road (FSRD 464) are in poor condition, but are passible for most vehicles.

Many trails in the area also sustained damage. The Forest Service is still working to assess trail damage, but significant impacts have been reported on Woodruff Ridge (Trail 256), Thorps Creek (Trail 279), and Big Lost Cove Cliffs (Trail 271). Folks out enjoying the National Forest this weekend should use extra caution.