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Overmountain Shelter Closed Because It's No Longer Safe

 

September 9, 2019

The Overmountain Shelter is now closed. (Courtesy photo)

In order to protect public safety, the Appalachian Ranger District has closed the Overmountain Shelter, which is located in Avery County near the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) and Overmountain Victory Trail.

U.S. Forest Service engineers have determined that the building has become structurally unsound and cannot safely accommodate people. Further evaluations will occur to identify viable management options for the site.

"People from all over have loved camping inside this old barn," said District Ranger Richard Thornburgh, "but now there's a real risk of it collapsing. Unfortunately, the bar...



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