Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dicks Creek in Chattahoochee-Oconee N.F. closed due to bears

Effective yesterday morning, the Dicks Creek Dispersed Camping Corridor in the Blue Ridge Ranger District of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest was temporarily closed to all uses, including any access to the closed area. The closure is due to persistent bear activity and the subsequent concern for public health and safety. The closure starts at the intersection of Forest Service Roads 34 and 144 and continue north to the end of Forest Service Road 34. The U.S. Forest Service is working with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to deal with the bear that has been presenting a threat to people in the area.

You can contact the Blue Ridge Ranger District office at 706-745-6928 for the latest status of this closure.


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