Nantahala National Forest Closures

Nantahala National Forest: Recreation Sites & Trail Closures

Nantahala National Forest has closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Western North Carolina. Below you'll find an updated list of closures in Nantahala National Forest including roads, trailheads, recreational sites, and waterfalls. We've also included our hiking and waterfall guide links for most with info on the surrounding area. While exploring these trails aren't possible now, use our easy Trip Planner tool to save trails and waterfalls for future adventures! Stay safe and check back for updates! You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for live updates in Western NC.

Closures in Nantahala National Forest

  • Appletree Group Camp
  • Balsam Lake Lodge
  • Bristol Fields Horse Camp
  • Cable Cove Campground
  • Cheoah Point Campground & Beach
  • Cherokee Lake
  • Cliffside Lake Day Use Area
  • Dry Falls
  • Horse Cove Campground
  • Jackrabbit Mountain Campground & Beach
  • Kimsey Creek Group Camp
  • Rattler Ford Group Camp
  • Standing Indian Campground
  • Swan Cabin
  • Tsali Campground
  • Van Hook Glade Campground
  • Wayah Bald 
  • Whiteside Mountain
  • Whitewater Falls
  • Wine Spring Horse Camp

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***April 2020: The Blue Ridge Parkway has closed the following areas in WNC in response to COVID-19 safety measures. They have also closed the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center, campgrounds, picnic... read more