Dry Falls Reopens September 22

Contact(s): Stevin Westcott, (828) 257-4215

FRANKLIN, N.C., Sept. 20, 2012 – The U.S. Forest Service announced today that Dry Falls will reopen Saturday, Sept. 22, just in time for the fall season. The popular site has been closed since April for repairs.

Significant improvements were made this year to the historic and scenic Dry Falls Trail in the Nantahala National Forest, providing visitors with a safer and more enjoyable forest experience.

The $466,000 project stabilized the trail, reconstructed and replaced the entire walking path, and removed tripping hazards. The project also protects water quality through drainage control measures. The improvements enhance the visual appeal of the trail and make it easier to maintain.

Dry Falls is located northwest of the town in Highlands, off of Hwy 28.

Learn more about the repairs online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nfsnc/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5347577.