The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests will implement fire restrictions due to the extremely dry conditions, high fire danger, and little chance of rain in the immediate forecast.
Effective October 28, 2016, the following fire restrictions are in place for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests until further notice:
Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire is NOT ALLOWED outside of developed campgrounds where a fee is paid.
The use of portable lanterns, stoves, or heating equipment that utilize gas or pressurized liquid fuel is allowed. Charcoal fires are not allowed.
Permissible fires must be confined to metal fire rings and grills that are provided in the National Forest in the following campgrounds only:
Nantahala Ranger District
Van Hook Glade
Cheoah Ranger District
Tusquitee Ranger District
Bristol Fields Horse Camp
Pisgah Ranger District
Appalachian Ranger District
Harmon Den Horse Camp
Grandfather Ranger District
Never leave a fire unattended. Campfires should always be put out and cold to the touch before left for any period of time.
This restriction only pertains to the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. Visitors are asked to be very careful with fire and to obey all state and federal fire related laws and regulations.