UPDATE – 1/23/2018: Volunteer Activities have Resumed Date: Jan 22, 2018 10:24 AM Hello Volunteers, Due to the recent federal government shutdown, we have been instructed to contact all volunteer groups to inform them that they are not authorized to conduct volunteer activities on US Forest Service lands during the shutdown. Volunteer activities may resume
The US Forest Service will be conducting a chainsaw refresher class in the Tusquitee Ranger District on February 24, 2018 (and 25th if a second day is needed for field evaluations). We can accommodate a maximum class size of 20 people. First priority will be for those folks whose saw cards will expire in 2018,
The Trail Crew Leader training course is a two‐day course for any volunteer that wants to learn the basic technical trail work skills to lead a crew. It will cover natural surface trail design, construction, maintenance and crew leader training. The focus is long term sustainability that can reduce overall maintenance needs and user impacts
Map of the Ramsey Bluff Trail System at Hanging Dog Recreation Area in Murphy, NC. Click on map for a printable PDF file.
July 29, 2017: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Volunteer workday on the Ramsey Bluff Trail System at Hanging Dog Recreation area in Murphy, NC. Meet at the trailhead.
“Please see the date in August for the USFS open house to provide input into local issues, etc. This would be a great opportunity to see how many people we can get to this to voice our desires to add more trails at Jackrabbit. We need as many folks as possible to make an appearance
January 28, 2017: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Volunteer workday on the Ramsey Bluff Trail System at Hanging Dog Recreation Area in Murphy NC. Meet at the trailhead.
Hanging Dog Campground reopened May 2, 2016 for overnight camping in the Tusquitee Ranger District of Nantahala National Forest as part of a collaborative effort with Cherokee County. This includes the Ramsey Bluff Mountain Biking System with approximately 8 miles of trails. The campground was closed to camping in 2014 due to rising operating costs