The Transylvania Times -

High Numbers Expected In Forests For Solar Eclipse


August 3, 2017

Parts of the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests are expecting extremely high numbers of visitors for the weekend of Aug. 18-21 because of the solar eclipse.

Forest Service staff encourage visitors to carefully plan ahead to ensure a safe and memorable event.

Recreation sites and campgrounds are expected to be at capacity on Aug. 21 and the weekend before.

Most of the sites do not take reservations and are offered on a first-come basis, so make sure to arrive with alternate plans in mind. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of the area you plan on visiting...

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