Cold Mountain Fire Update 11/27/2019

PISGAH FOREST, NC (November 27, 2019) -- The Cold Mountain Fire remains at approximately 220 acres with no growth expected. The fire has not increased in size since Sunday November 24. District staff will continue to monitor the fire. The…

Cold Mountain Fire Update 11/23/2019

PISGAH FOREST, NC (November 24, 2019) -- Despite two inches of rainfall throughout the area on Saturday, the Cold Mountain fire continues to burn.  Firefighters will remain on site to monitor conditions and take necessary action to protect…

Cold Mountain Fire Update 11/23/2019

PISGAH FOREST, NC (November 23, 2019) -- The fire had minimal growth today due to rainfall throughout the area. Firefighters monitored fire activity throughout Friday night. Additional mapping shows the fire at approximately 200 acres.…

Cold Mountain Fire Update 11/22/2019

PISGAH FOREST, NC (November 22, 2019) -- Firefighters made good progress Friday to enhance structure protection in connection with the Cold Mountain Fire. A helicopter flight measured the fire at approximately 126 acres as of midday Friday.…

Cold Mountain Fire Update

PISGAH FOREST, NC (November 21, 2019) -- A wildfire was reported at approximately 3:00 am Thursday morning near Cold Mountain in Haywood County on the Pisgah Ranger District. Currently the fire is at approximately 106 acres. The wildfire…

Roadside parking – be a hero not a hazard

ASHEVILLE, NC (October 8, 2019) -- Fall weekends are especially busy on the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. Beautiful views are unlimited but parking is not. Once a trailhead parking lot is full, many drivers park on roadsides. While…

Nantahala River Re-Opens after landslide clean-up

FRANKLIN, NC (September 4, 2019) -- The Nantahala River in the Nantahala Gorge has reopened to the public for all uses. A technical team assessed the river for potential hazards from the recent landslides yesterday, Tuesday September 3, and…

Wilson Creek Area Roads Significantly Damaged

NEBO, NC (June 13, 2019) -- The Wilson Creek area on the Pisgah National Forest Grandfather Ranger District was impacted by the heavy rainfall event this past weekend. The upper Wilson Creek watershed received over 12 inches of rainfall…

Brushy Ridge Trail Re-Opens In Burke County After Fire

NEBO, NC (May 3, 2019) -- The Brushy Ridge Trail (#235) on the Grandfather Ranger District has re-opened.  Earlier this week firefighters were successful in direct suppression efforts to contain the Brushy Ridge Fire. The Brushy Ridge fire…

Firefighters Responding to Wildfire in Linville Gorge

NEBO, NC (April 29, 2019) -- Trail and area closures are in place as firefighters respond to a fire burning in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area on the US Forest Service Grandfather Ranger District in Burke County, NC. The Brushy Ridge…

Mortimer Campground temporarily closed due to flooding

NEBO, NC (08-03-2018) -- Mortimer Campground on the Pisgah National Forest's Grandfather Ranger District is temporarily closed due to flooding.  The campground is expected to remain closed through the weekend.  Due to significant…