CARTERET COUNTY — All campgrounds, recreation areas and gated roads in the Croatan National Forest will temporarily close starting at noon Tuesday, due to the expected effects of Hurricane Dorian.

The ranger district office in New Bern will also close at 4:30 p.m Tuesday. After the storm has passed, all sites will be reopened as soon as hazards have been evaluated and mitigated.

The National Forests in North Carolina supervisor’s office in Asheville is expected to remain open and can be reached at 828-257-4200.

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Some of us that ride Flanners Beach Recreation Area bike trails are wondering if it will be another year before they actually open that area. They have been closed off to any public access since Hurricane Florence visited our shores in Sep 2018. Just curious as to why that area has been closed so long.

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