Thursday, November 3, 2016

Emergency Trail Closures on Nantahala National Forest

New wildfire starts on the Nantahala Ranger District have resulted in trail closures due to fire activity:

* Appalachian Trail from Nantahala River to Burningtown Gap closed due to new fire that started Thursday afternoon. The Tellico Fire is actively burning in that area. The closure also includes Wesser Creek Trail in the same area.

* Appalachian Trail closed from Rock Gap to Winding Stairs Gap. Old 64 Murphy Road closed from its west junction of US 64 to Forest Service Road 67 leading to Standing Indian Campground. Rock Gap may be accessed from the south by going through Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory. Closures have resulted from Knob Creek Fire that started Wednesday.

* Bartram Trail is closed between Wine Springs Bald and Nantahala Lake due to Wine Spring Fire.

* Bartram Trail, from Hickory Knoll Road to State Highway 106, will remain closed through this weekend due to mop up operations and potential hazard assessments from Jones Gap Fire.


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