Posted: Sunday, August 12th 2012 at 6:05am
Two entry points in Chattahoochee National Forest closing temporarily
By Derreck Booth Editor
GAINESVILLE - U.S. Forest Service officials are expected to close a couple of Chattahoochee National Forest entry points for some parking lot paving over the next few days.
Crews planned to close the Woody Gap Trailhead in Union County Monday. The work includes parking areas on both sides of State Highway 60 at its intersection with the Appalachian Trail, according to the forest service.
The trailhead is expected to open again on Saturday, August 18.
In other work, the forest service plans to close the Chestatee Overlook in Lumpkin County, south of Woody Gap along State Highway 60.
That closure is scheduled to last from Monday, August 20 to Friday, August 24. Reopening is planned for Saturday the 25th. Crews will also repave that parking area.
According to the forest service, any vehicles parked in the lots during the closures will be towed at the owner's expense. Officials planned to have each area clearly marked with notices in advance of the closures.
Alternate Appalachian Trail Access points include Neels Gap in Union County on U.S. Highway 129, Amicalola Falls off State Highway 52 and others along Forest Service 42.
For more information:
Blue Ridge Ranger District of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
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