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Facilities closing in national forests

The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests in North Carolina, and the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee are temporarily shutting down trailhead facilities and other access points to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail to prevent groups from congregating and to protect public health and safety.

The decision aligns with state and local measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevntion.

For more information and a complete list of temporary shutdown trailheads and access points, visit www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nfsnc/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD717426.

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