Alerts & Notices

Alerts Archive

November 2020

  • Grandfather RD Visitor Information
  • Prescribed burn on Nantahala Ranger District 11/18/20
  • Prescribed burn planned on Pisgah Ranger District
  • Prescribed burns planned on the Grandfather Ranger District

September 2020

  • Roadside camping closure on Pisgah RD
  • Uwharrie NF Opening Seasonal Roads 9/1

August 2020

  • Badin Lake Group Camp to Reopen 8/21
  • Mortimer Campground to Close August 10
  • Uwharrie National Forest Reopens Facilities on Wednesday

July 2020

  • Croatan National Forest Temporarily Closing All Facilities
  • Courthouse Creek Road Reopened - Pisgah RD
  • Digital Passes Available for Certain Rec Sites
  • Temporary trail closures in Tsali Trail Complex - Cheoah RD
  • Recreate responsibly

June 2020

  • Forest Service Issues Warning About Black Bears in Pisgah National Forest
  • Additional Campgrounds and Recreation Areas Open on the Pisgah National Forest
  • Uwharrie National Forest Opening Additional Campgrounds
  • Pisgah NF to open more campgrounds, roads, and recreation areas

May 2020

  • Uwharrie NF to Reopen Several Campgrounds, Trails, & Recreation Sites
  • Restroom facilities limited
  • Four national forests reopen trailheads and access points to AT
  • Parking along Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Road is now prohibited
  • Pisgah NF reopening trails/roads and lifting restrictions on dispersed camping
  • Badin Lake OHV Trail System will remain closed through May 31
  • Nantahala and Pisgah NF Lift Fire Restrictions

April 2020

  • Construction on Cathey's Creek Road FSR 471
  • Pisgah NF Temporarily Shutting Down Dispersed Camping and Several Roads & Trails
  • Fire restrictions in effect for Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests
  • Firefighters contain Hiwassee River Fire
  • Camp Daniel Boone Fire 80% Contained, Cals Creek Fire 90% Contained
  • Firefighters respond to wildfire near Lake Appalachia Dam in Cherokee County
  • Firefighters make progress containing wildfires in Haywood and Macon Counties
  • Firefighters Respond to multiple wildfires
  • Update on seasonally-closed roads on Nantahala and Pisgah

March 2020

  • Firefighters respond to two wildfires in Cherokee County
  • National Forests in North Carolina temporarily suspends all volunteer activities
  • Delayed opening for Cradle of Forestry 2020 season
  • Cherokee, Nantahala and Pisgah NF temporarily shut down access points to AT
  • Temporary shut down of all recreation facilities
  • National Forests in North Carolina temporarily shuts down OHV trail systems
  • National Forests in North Carolina closes all campgrounds
  • List of Recreation Facility and Camping Closures
  • Badin Lake OHV Closed until May 15, 2020
  • Prescribed fire planned on Croatan National Forest today, March 9
  • Two prescribed fires planned on Uwharrie National Forest
  • Two prescribed fires planned for Croatan National Forest, March 2

February 2020

  • Two prescribed burns planned on Croatan National Forest Saturday, February 29
  • Panther Top Shooting Range Proposed Weekly Closure for Maintenance
  • Prescribed burn on Croatan today, Feb 17
  • Prescribed Burn on Croatan National Forest 2/14
  • Joyce Kilmer Trail Lower Loop Closed due to rain damage
  • Moss Knob Shooting Range Closure Extended through 2/27
  • Prescribed Burn on Croatan National Forest 2/4

January 2020

  • Highway 19/74 on Nantahala RD Temporarily Closed Jan. 9 for Maintenance

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