Update on seasonally-closed roads on Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests

Asheville, NC, April 1, 2020 - Seasonally-closed roads on the Tusquitee Ranger District of the Nantahala National Forest reopened today, April 1. On the Nantahala Ranger District all seasonally-closed roads reopened as normal on March 15.
The Cheoah Ranger District of the Nantahala National Forest and all ranger districts on the Pisgah National Forest will delay the reopening of closed roads until at least April 30, 2020. Many of these roads have downed trees and other hazards that pose a threat to visitors.
Certain roads are seasonally closed to motorized vehicles to help protect wildlife habitat, decrease wildlife disturbance, reduce road maintenance costs, and in specific cases to protect public safety.
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 Ranger District.
Do not park vehicles in front of closed gates. Vehicles blocking gates may be ticketed and/or towed.
For more information, see the National Forests in North Carolina website at www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc and look for the Seasonal and Weather Road Closures under Quick Links.