The Forest Service has asked TPC to keep a running list of updates related to Pisgah National Forest at least until we get through the Coronavirus pandemic. Please check back to this page often as we will provide updates as soon as they are made available to us.
March 24 - Just announced by the Transylvania Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Development Authority: "Due to the limited resources available in Brevard and Transylvania County and out of an abundance of caution for the health and wellness of you, our residents and the staffs of Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Recreational Forest and Gorges State Park, we recommend that visitors remain home for the time being."
March 22 - The National Forests in North Carolina closed all campgrounds through at least May 15. The order includes all campgrounds within the Pisgah Ranger District, including North Mills River and Davidson River campgrounds.
March 19 - All volunteer trail work, trail assessments and trainings for the Pisgah Ranger District are paused through April 2.
March 18 - The following bathrooms are closed until further notice: Black Balsam, Sycamore Flats, Rice Pinnacle, Hard Times, and Ledford Branch
March 17 - Pisgah Pride Day 2020 is postponed indefinitely
March 17 - Volunteer Workdays on March 20th and March 28th are cancelled
March 16 - Pisgah Ranger District Visitor Center and adjoining bathrooms are closed until further notice
By suspending the volunteer program, the National Forests in North Carolina is taking necessary measures to safeguard the health of our employees, our volunteers, and the public. We are monitoring the situation closely, in coordination with local and state health organizations, and we will make any necessary changes should the need arise. The health and well-being of our employees, partners, volunteers, and the people we serve are our top priority.
For more than 100 years, the Forest Service has brought people and communities together to answer the call of conservation. From campground hosts, trail maintenance, visitor services, research and more, we are grateful for the work of our volunteers who make significant contributions to the legacy of conservation for future generations. We look forward to continuing those partnerships