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Seasonal road closures for Nantahala Ranger District

Franklin, NC- January 14, 2021 – The Nantahala National Forest begins seasonal road closures on the Nantahala Ranger District. Closing roads to motorized vehicles seasonally helps reduce road maintenance costs. It also decreases wildlife disturbance so they can conserve energy while food is scarce. During long bouts of adverse weather, roads may be closed to protect public safety.

The following roads are temporarily closed until April 1, 2021:
  • Boardtree (FSR 388)
  • Upper Nantahala (FSR 67)
  • Deep Gap (FSR 71)
  • Shingletree (FSR 713)
  • Shope Fork (FSR 751)
  • Ball Creek (FSR 83)
  • Connelly Creek (FSR 86 through Alarka-Laurel)
  • Wayah Bald (FSR 69)
  • Winding Stairs (FSR 422)
  • Little Yellow Mtn. (FSR 367)
  • Big Creek (FSR 4567)
  • Cold Spring Gap (FSR 4663)
  • Moses Creek (FSR 4651)
  • Old Bald Road (FSR 4652)
  • Sugar Creek (FSR 4665)
  • Gage Creek (FSR 4648)
  • Wolf Mountain (FSR 4663C)
  • Charley Knob (FSR 4654)
Wayehutta Off-Highway Vehicle recreation area is closed for the season and will reopen on April 1, 2021.
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 Nantahala Ranger District at 828-524-6441 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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