The Asheville area saw minimal flooding and disruption from tropical storm Fred and most attractions and lodging in Asheville and surrounding Buncombe County are currently open. Please check your travel routes ahead of your visit to ensure that roadways are open and look for updates on the U.S. Forest Service Facebook page for information on trail closures in Pisgah National Forest.
Our hearts go out to our neighboring counties, including Haywood County, who were greatly impacted by last week's storm. Authorities are advising to avoid unnecessary travel to the areas of Canton and Cruso at this time. For more information, please click here.
Please note: A rockslide has forced the closure of Newfound Gap Road/U.S. 441 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park until further notice. Newfound Gap Round is closed from Little River Road intersection near Sugarlands Visitor Center in Gatlinburg to Smokemont Campground Road in Cherokee. Please check the National Park Service's website for more updates.
We are excited to safely welcome you back to Asheville! Whether you are visiting us soon or planning ahead, it is our utmost priority to keep our visitors and community safe. For the latest COVID-19 information and travel precautions, including Asheville's indoor mask mandate, please click here.