Lakes & Recreation

Water Access Alerts

Boat ramp closures in effect due to drought conditions and maintenance.

Water Access Alerts 

Lake Glenville:
  • The Pines Recreation Area, including the picnic area and swim beach, will be temporarily closed from Monday, June 18, to Thursday, June 21, in order to perform necessary maintenance.
Upper Nantahala River:
  • Wishon’s Fishin' Hole has been temporarily closed due to damage resulting from recent high waters. An estimated reopening date will be posted after crews are able to assess damages. 
Lake James:
  • Bridgewater Canoe Portage Access Area Access Area: closed beginning September 26 for maintenance. Work is scheduled to extend into 2018.