Tusquitee Ranger District seasonal road openings

Murphy, NC, March 29, 2019 - The Tusquitee Ranger District will begin opening their seasonally closed roads and recreation areas on April 1, 2019. 

The roads to be opened are:

Bear Paw (FSR 435) Beech Creek (FSR 307)
Cherokee Lake (FSR 313) Chambers Creek (FSR 2071)
Deep Gap (FSR 71) Derreberry Gap (FSR 614B)
Nelson Ridge (FSR 351) Panther Gap (FSR 85A)
Perry Gap (FSR 350) Perry Gap (FSR 350)
Persimmon Creek (FSR 651) Powerline Cove (FSR 6020)
Stateline Loop (FSR 420-6) Tellico River (FSR 420-5)
Tuni Gap (FSR 440)  

The recreation area to be opened is: 

Cherokee Lake Picnic Area   


The Jackrabbit campground and beach area will open May 1, 2019. 

Emergency closures due to weather or resource conditions can occur at any time. For current road conditions and status, contact the Tusquitee Ranger District at 828-837-5152 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.