Current Closures

Release Date: Mar 24, 2020

Updated 5/5/2021

To protect public health and safety and align with guidance from State of North Carolina health officials and experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some recreation facilities on the National Forests in North Carolina are temporarily shut down. This may include visitor centers and restrooms, including those at trailheads and other recreation sites.

Pisgah National Forest

Linville Gorge Information Cabin

Our office operations have changed due to COVID-19. Some offices are closed to the public while others have limited hours or are open by appointment only. Please contact local offices by phone or email to find the current status and how to get the services and information you need. Contact information for ranger district offices is at