Last updated: March 23, 2016
Alerts & Conditions
SHUTDOWN HAS ENDED BUT CAUTION REMAINSThe government shutdown has ended and A.T. staff and volunteers are allowed to resume normal work. Because we have been prohibited from doing maintenance for the last 35 days (during the shutdown), hazardous conditions may exist on the trail. Use caution!
BEAR WARNING AT OVERNIGHT SITES IN GA, NC, TN, VA, NY, and MAHikers are advised to be "bear aware" in all areas of the A.T. but particularly around overnight sites and especially overnight sites in GA, NC, TN, VA, NY, and MA. We recommend you carry a bear resistant canister and never leave packs unattended.
CONTAMINATED WELL WATER AT SHENANDOAH TENTING AREA IN NY - PUMP CLOSEDHikers should NOT drink the water from the well at the Shenandoah Tenting Area in NY. It has tested positive for E coli contaminates. The well is currently closed and will remain closed until appropriate corrective measures can be taken.
WATAUGA LAKE SHELTER IN TENNESSEE CLOSED DUE TO BEAR ACTIVITYWatauga Lake Shelter in Tennessee is closed to all entry due to bear activity.