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Campgrounds In National Forests To Close Monday-Brevard NC


Last updated 3/22/2020 at 10:20pm

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The National Forests in North Carolina will close all campgrounds as of Monday, March 23, for the health and safety of visitors and staff.

This includes all concessionaire operated campgrounds and all day-use areas associated with those campgrounds. Campgrounds will be closed until at least May 15, at which point they will be reevaluated.

The following is a list of campgrounds that will be closed beginning today3. Some campgrounds are currently closed for the season, and these campgrounds will remain closed.

Pisgah National Forest

Black Mountain Camp-ground, Briar Bottom Group Camp, Carolina Hemlocks Campground, Cove Creek Group Camp, Curtis Creek Campground, Davidson River Campground, Harmon Den Horse Camp, Kuykendall Group Camp, Lake Powhatan Camp-ground, Mortimer Campground, North Mills River Campground, Sunburst Campground, Wash Creek Horse Camp, White Pines Group Camp and Wolf Ford Horse Camp

Croatan National Forest

Cedar Point Campground,

Flanners Beach Camp-ground, and Oyster Point Campground.

Uwharrie National Forest

Arrowhead Campground, Badin Lake Campground, Badin Lake Group Campground, Badin Horse Campground (and overflow), Canebrake Horse Camp-ground (and overflow), Uwharrie Hunt Camp, West Morris Mountain Camp-ground, Yates Place Camp

Nantahala National Forest

Appletree Group Camp, Balsam Lake Lodge, Bristol Fields Horse Camp, Cable Cove Campground, Cheoah Point Campground, Horse Cove Campground, Jackrabbit Mountain Camp-ground, Kimsey Creek Group Camp, Rattler Ford Group Camp, Standing Indian Campground, Swan Cabin Tsali Campground, Van Hook Glade Campground and Wine Spring Horse Camp.

The National Forests in North Carolina continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and evaluate potential impacts and adjustments to reservations and our reservation policies through http://www.Recreation. gov.

Reservation holders will be notified via email and/or cell phone text messages of any changes affecting their reservation. Visitors will receive a full refund for their reservation.

By closing campsites and group recreation sites, the USDA Forest Service is taking necessary measures to safeguard the health of employees and the public. Remember to review current recommendations from the CDC and focus on recreating safely while protecting yourself, Forest Service employees and its volunteers.

Visitors are primarily responsible for their own safety.

Keep in mind, trails and roads may be open for use, but please recreate responsibly and follow public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate in National Forests. Law enforcement and search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues.

High risk activities such as Rock Climbing or motorized activities that increase your chance of injury or distress should be avoided.


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