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Seasonal Road Closures to Occur in Nantahala Ranger District

The U.S. Forest Service Nantahala Ranger District will seasonally close certain roads from Jan. 2 to April 1, 2014.  During this period, the roads are susceptible to freezing and thawing, and they become very soft and easily damaged by traffic.

The following roads will close during this period: Boardtree (#388), Upper Nantahala (#67), Deep Gap (#71), Shingletree Branch (#713), Shope Fork (#751), Ball Creek (#83), and Connelly Creek (# 86 through Alarka-Laurel), Wayah Bald (# 690), Little Yellow Mountain (#367), Big Creek (#4567), Cold Spring Gap (#4663), Moses Creek (#4651), Old Bald Rd (#4652), Sugar Creek (#4665), Gage Creek (#4648), Wolf Mountain( #4663C), Charley Knob (# 4654), Beech Flats ( 4668). Winespring/Whiteoak (#711) will be left open as long as weather conditions will permit. In addition, the Wayehutta Off Road Vehicle area was closed Dec. 15, 2013.

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