3 Croatan National Forest Roads Closed for 5 Years

Published Feb 4, 2014

US Forest Service

US Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service office in Asheville, North Carolina, says it will immediately close three roads in North Carolina's Croatan National Forest, in order to provide safety for those who visit the area.

Closed Roads

  • Seaborn Road -- National Forest Service Road (NFSR) 174.
  • Horse Island Road -- NFSR 168.
  • Georgia Pacific Road -- NFSR 3142.

The Forest Service has repaired the roads in recent years; however, continued destructive uses, such as mudding, have caused the roads to become nearly impassable. The roads are currently unsafe for public use.

The closure is expected to last for approximately five years. The roads will be evaluated for repair needs during the closure.


The U.S. Forest Service is also extending the closure of Pettiford Creek road in the Croatan National Forest for approximately one year. This road was originally closed four years ago to protect public safety after a major rainfall washed away part of the road.

The Forest Service will open the road once repairs are completed. The project is funded by the Federal Highway Administration's Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads program.

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