nantahala river

Lilly Knoepp

Update 1/11/2020: NC DOT has announced that the road through the Nantahala Gorge will be closed until Monday at 7am. 

U.S. Routes 19 and 74  through the Nantahala Gorge are closed today and tomorrow. State department of transportation crews are working to clean up debris caused by the landslide that happened on Saturday.  DOT Spokesman David Uchiyama says today’s closure is preventive. 

U.S. Forest Service

The Nantahala River through the Nantahala Gorge re-opened Wednesday morning to boating and other recreational uses, more than a week after the U.S. Forest Service closed it following landslides.  

US Forest Service

Hazardous conditions due to rockslides that occurred last weekend have closed the Nantahala River through the Nantahala Gorge according to the U.S. Forest Service.  That means all boating and other uses are prohibited through one of the most popular areas for outdoor water recreation in the region.