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…