The National Weather Service is predicting that Hurricane Delta could bring 4-6 inches of rain to the Lake James Area. Burke County will be closing the Fonta Flora Trail and MST Connector trail between 3-Way Supply and Lake James State Park (highlighted areas on map). For information on the trails in Lake James State Park, please visit:
The rainfall is predicted to last through the long weekend. Even though the weather may be clear on Tuesday, the trail will remain closed until it has had time to sufficiently dry out. It is absolutely critical to remain off the trails until the County opens them again. A single hiker or biker can cause serious damage to the trail which slows the drying process and keeps the trail closed longer. Repairing damaged trail takes time and resources away from building new trail or adding additional amenities. Please encourage your friends, family, and community to respect the trail closures and help keep the trail healthy.