National Forests In North Carolina To Close Campgrounds And Offices Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Asheville, NC, September 12, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service, Forest Supervisor, having closely tracked the forecast models of Hurricane Florence, has decided to close down all campgrounds and recreation sites, day use or overnight, in the Nantahala and the Pisgah National Forests by Thursday September 13 at noon.
This will include the temporary suspension of creating reservations on www.recreation.gov. Cancelled reservations, for this timeframe, will be refunded by the reservation service.
The Forest Service will close all seasonal gates, to ensure no one has the opportunity to get trapped behind gates. We strongly request that, due to expected wind and rainfall, the public not use trails or general forest areas. Emergency response times will be multiplied if an incident or medical emergency were to occur.
The health, safety, and well-being of the public and visitors to our National Forests is of our number one priority. Sites will be evaluated for health and safety and reopened as conditions allow following the storm passage.
The following campgrounds will remain closed until further notice:
Nantahala National Forest

Ammons Branch Camp

Apple Tree Group Campground

Balsam Lake Lodge

Bear Creek Hunt Camp

Bristol Fields Campground

Cable Cove Campground

Cheoah Point Campground

Fires Creek Campground

Hanging Dog Campground

Horse Cove Campground

Jackrabbit Campground

Kimsey Creek Campground

Lake Santeetlah Campsites

Rattler Ford Campground

Standing Indian Campground

Swan Cabin

Tsali Campground

Van Hook Glade Campground

Wine Springs Horse Camp

Pisgah National Forest

Black Mountain Campground

Briar Bottom Group Campground

Brown Mountain Campsites

Carolina Hemlocks Campground

Cove Creek Group Campground

Curtis Creek Campground

Davidson River Campground

Deep Creek Hunt Camp

Harmon Den Campground

Kuykendall Group Campground

Lake Powhatan Campground

Mortimer Campground

North Mills River Campground

Rocky Bluff Campground

Sunburst Campground

Wash Creek Group Campground

White Pines Group Campground

Wolf Ford Horse Camp

Croatan National Forest beginning Wednesday September, 12 @ 9:00 a.m. (Office closes at noon)

Cedar Point Campground

Flanners Beach and Neuse River Campground

Oyster Point Campground

Fishers Landing Campground

Uwharrie National Forest beginning Wednesday September, 12 @ 2:00 p.m. (Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday)

Arrowhead Campground

Badin Lake Campground

Badin Lake Group Camp

Canebrake Horse Camp

Kings Mt Point Day use Area

Uwharrie Hunt Camp

West Morris Mountain Campground

Flintlock Valley Shooting Range

Yates Place

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