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…

Whitewater Falls to Reopen This Summer

FRANKLIN, NC (May 15, 2017)...The Whitewater Falls viewing area is expected to reopen by the 4th of July, 2017, after being closed by the Whitewater Fire since November 2016. During the fall 2016 fire, the staircase and access facility to…