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Current Incident: Hurricane Florence

Check this page frequently for updates, resources, news and information regarding Florence and ongoing recovery.


Safety concerns for the public and employees prompted temporary closures in several state forests, county and district offices across the state. The North Carolina Forest Service continues to closely monitor changing conditions from Hurricane Florence and determine any additional temporary closures. Please note this is subject to change.

The following state forests in North Carolina are temporarily closed until further notice:

  • Bladen Lakes State Forest
  • Jordan Lake State Forest
  • Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest

The following state forests in North Carolina are now open:

  • Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest
  • DuPont Recreational State Forest
  • Holmes Educational State Forest
  • Headwaters State Forest
  • Tuttle Educational State Forest

The Goldsboro Forestry Center is temporarily closed, please check back for updates.

These N.C. Forest Service county offices are temporarily closed until further notice:

  • Pender

Please refer to the following for any further announcements or updates:


NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

North Carolina Emergency Management