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…

Mortimer Campground Reopens

NEBO, NC (June 8, 2018)...The Mortimer Campground in the Wilson Creek area of the Pisgah National Forest's Grandfather Ranger District will reopen at noon today, June 8. The campground has been closed for two weeks to repair road damage…

Increased hazards due to wind and rain on forests

ASHEVILLE, NC (June 4, 2018)…Windy conditions combined with weeks of prolonged heavy rainfall has increased hazards on the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. Heavy rainfall has damaged roads and assessments are ongoing. Trees on…

Deer Park Fire Update (Madison County)

MARS Hill, NC (May 3, 2018)…The Deer Park Fire, near Hot Springs, has grown to 50 acres and is currently 30% contained. The 7.2-mile portion of the Appalachian Trail from Garenflo Gap to Hot Springs and the Van Cliff Loop Trail, TR #313…

Deer Park Fire closes portion of Appalachian Trail

Mars Hill, NC (April 30, 2018)...A portion of the Appalachian Trail from Garenflo Gap to Hot Springs is temporarily closed due to the 7-acre Deer Park Fire burning southwest of Hot Springs. The fire is moving downslope toward Highway 209.…

Wildfire in McDowell County Fully Contained

NEBO, NC (December 20, 2017)...Rain overnight aided firefighters on the Coxes Creek no. 7 fire in McDowell County, which is now 100% contained. The fire increased to approximately 200 acres yesterday before the rain. The Coxes Creek no. 7…

Linville Information Cabin Fall Celebration

NEBO, NC (October 31, 2017)...The Linville Gorge Information Cabin is closing out the 2017 season with a celebration this Saturday, November 4th. Serving over 13,000 visitors so far this year, the cabin is a place for visitors to the area…

Fireworks Prohibited on National Forests

ASHEVILLE, NC (June 29, 2017)...US Forest Service officials remind residents, visitors and campers that fireworks are prohibited on National Forests in North Carolina. The possession or discharge of all types of fireworks and other…