Pisgah Ranger District road openings and closures

Pisgah Forest, NC- March 14, 2019- The Pisgah Ranger District will close a portion of Bent Creek Road, FSR 479, from Ledford Branch Trailhead to the Blue Ridge Parkway for maintenance starting Monday, March 18, 2019.

Contractors will use large trucks and heavy equipment to gravel and grade the road. Visitors can expect increased traffic and should use caution in the area. Work is expected to be completed by the end of March.

Avery Creek Road (FSR 477) and Wash Creek Road (FSR 500) from North Mills River Campground to Trace Ridge Trailhead have reopened.

The district is also reopening the following seasonally closed roads starting March 15, 2019:

Courthouse Creek

FSR 140


Yellow Gap Road

FSR 1206


Wash Creek Road

FSR 5000

From the North Mills River Campground to the Trace Ridge Trailhead. And from the Trace Ridge Trailhead to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Headwaters Road

FSR 475 B

From the north end of the road to the Sunwall Trailhead. The south section of the road will remain closed due to road maintenance.

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 Pisgah Ranger District at 828-877-3265 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.