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Nantahala Ranger District 2022 seasonal road closures

FRANKLIN, NC (Jan. 12, 2022) – The Nantahala Ranger District of the Nantahala National Forest has implemented seasonal road closures on roads listed below. Closing roads to motorized vehicles seasonally helps reduce road maintenance costs. It also reduces wildlife disturbance so they can conserve energy while food is scarce. During long bouts of adverse weather, additional roads may be closed to protect public safety.
The following roads close January 2 through March 15, 2022:
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)
Beech Flats (FSR 4668)
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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