ROARING GAP — Stone Mountain State Park will be looking at the possibility of a 680-acre prescribed burn on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.
The prescribed burn is contracted through the NC Forest Service with assistance from NC State Parks and local fire departments. The burn will encompass the Wolf and Cedar Rock areas of the park with focus on reducing fuel loads and the potential for wildfire, controlling growth of invasive species, stimulating forest regeneration and improving wildlife habitat.
Visitors and surrounding residents should expect smoke, reduced visibility, firefighter traffic, and possible closure of areas such as the Blackjack Ridge trail, Cedar Rock trail, Wolf Rock trail, the equestrian trail and the main park road below the lower trailhead parking area.
Visitors are advised to check the NC State Parks website for notifications or possible closures before traveling to the park.