- Bring the food and water you need for the day and use the restroom before you leave home. Many forest areas have no restrooms and are far from towns that offer these services.
- Bring hand sanitizer and the supplies you need to hygienically pack out your waste and your pet's waste.
- Know your limits and choose activities that are appropriate for your physical condition. Bring a first-aid kit and extra food, water, and clothing in case emergency response is delayed.
For updated information on temporary closures on the National Forests in North Carolina which includes the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests please visit: www.fs.usda.gov/goto/currentclosures.