Published Jul 17, 2014
Stevin Wescott, spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service in North Carolina, says certain areas of the Jackrabbit Recreation Area near Chatuge Lake in Clay County were closed after an escaped felon from Georgia was allegedly seen near the area.
Law enforcement officials are searching for the escaped felon at this time.
The Jackrabbit Recreation Area day-use area, swimming beach and trailheads are closed.
The campground remains open. Campers have been notified about the escapee. Forest Service law enforcement officials are providing security at the campgrounds.
The Jackrabbit Recreation Area is located on the Tusquitee Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest. The park offers scenic lakeside camping in the beautiful Nantahala National Forest of southwestern North Carolina.
Don't be afraid but don't be stupid. If you see suspicious characters call 911.
Tags: Tourism, Appalachian Trail, News, Closings, and Closures
Published Jan 31, 2013.
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