The National Forests in North Carolina Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail systems will be temporarily shut down until May 15, at which time the situation will be reevaluated. This applies to the following OHV areas:
Croatan National Forest - Black Swamp OHV Area
Uwharrie National Forest - Badin Lake OHV Area
Pisgah National Forest - Brown Mountain OHV Area
Nantahala National Forest - Wayehutta OHV Area
These actions are consistent with federal and state health and safety directionto help reduce the impact on emergency responders and limit the spread of COVID-19. Use of the OHV trails strains emergency resources, especially search and rescue crews, at a time when the resources are already limited within the local communities. 
As we work through an unpredictable and rapidly changing situation, health and safety is our number one priority. We are committed to continuing to support our communities and fulfill our mission as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.  

For an updated list of forest closures please visit our Alerts and Notices website at