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COVID-19 and Trails - Updates

In addition to the closures listed below, this week the U.S. Forest Service issued closure orders for trails located in the Grandfather Ranger District.  Trail closures include Curtis Creek Road, the camping area and all roadside camping is prohibited. A complete list of trails, roads, and other federal ...

McDowell County State of Emergency & Lodging

The McDowell County Board of Commissioners updated their state of emergency order with the following amendment. Please, take a few moments to read the details. 

Update - March 23rd

Everyone is doing their best to remain safe and bend the COVID-19 curve. With that in mind, we want to share a few updates announced over the weekend.  

COVID-19 Information and Updates


The McDowell County Tourism Development Authority is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic activity including regional and local test results. Similar to other communities and jurisdictions, McDowell County, the town of Old Fort, and the City of Marion have declared the State of Emergency. This is a precautionary action taken to ...

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