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Local Public Lands Under Pressure – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 7/13/2020 at 3:04pm

In June, DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) saw an increase of at least 10,000 additional cars visiting its access area parking lots compared to June 2019. Pisgah National Forest (PNF) and Gorges State Park (GSP) have also experienced increases in visitors this summer, according to officials.

In the midst of a pandemic, crowd control in the great outdoors has become a dilemma.

Katie Hall, a GSP public information officer, said that over the July 4 weekend about 5,500 people visited the park, an increase of 20 percent over last year's holiday weekend.

"This is an even more significa...

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