Hurricane Florence Closures for the Uwharrie and Croatan National Forests

Asheville, NC, September 12, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service, Forest Supervisor, having closely tracked the forecast models of Hurricane Florence, has decided to close down all remaining recreation sites, day use or overnight,  in the Croatan and Uwharrie National Forests by Thursday September 13th at 12 noon. 

This will include the temporary suspension of creating reservations on Cancelled reservations, for this timeframe, will be refunded by the reservation service.

The Forest Service will close all seasonal gates, to ensure no one has the opportunity to get trapped behind gates.  We strongly request that, due to expected wind and rainfall, the public not use trails or general forest areas. Emergency response times will be multiplied if an incident or medical emergency were to occur.

The health, safety, and well-being of the public and visitors to our National Forests is of our number one priority.  Sites will be evaluated for health and safety and reopened as conditions allow following the storm passage.

The following sites will close as listed until further notice:

Croatan National Forest beginning Wednesday September, 12 @ 9:00 a.m. (Office closes at noon)

  • Cedar Point Campground
  • Flanners Beach and Neuse River Campground
  • Oyster Point Campground
  • Fishers Landing Campground


Uwharrie National Forest beginning Wednesday September, 12 @ 2:00 p.m. (Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday)

  • Arrowhead Campground
  • Badin Lake Campground
  • Badin Lake Group Camp
  • Canebrake Horse Camp
  • Kings Mt Point Day use Area
  • Uwharrie Hunt Camp
  • West Morris Mountain Campground
  • Flintlock Valley Shooting Range
  • Yates Place