Last updated: March 23, 2016
Alerts & Conditions
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNDuring the government shutdown, the A.T. will remain open, though there will be no visitor services in National Parks, National Forests, or Fish & Wildlife Reserves that the A.T. passes through. For emergencies, call 911 or NPS dispatch at 1-866-677-6677.
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.