NC 175 Improvement
Project Public Meeting June 16, 2016
The NCDOT is planning to improve NC 175 from
the Georgia State Line to the intersection of US
64 east of Hayesville, NC. These improvements
include widening of the roadway and adding
shoulders to meet the current design standards
for a 50 mph roadway. The project is State
There will be a public meeting on June 16,
2016 from 5-7PM at the Mount Pleasant Baptist
Church, 50 Marvin Cabe LN, Hayesville, NC 28904.
Your input is needed.
To learn more about the project,
view the project overview here.
Hanging Dog Campground
Reopens on a Trial Basis
MURPHY, N.C., April 29, 2016 - Hanging Dog Campground reopens May 2 for overnight camping in the Tusquitee Ranger District of Nantahala National Forest as part of a collaborative effort with Cherokee County.
The campground was closed to camping in 2014 due to rising operating costs and declining use and budgets.
"We had a significant decrease in the operating budget for recreational facilities and Hanging Dog wasn't getting as much use as other campgrounds, so we made the tough decision to close it," said District Ranger Angela Gee. "That's when Cherokee County officials stepped in with an offer of support."
Cherokee County worked with the Forest Service to get the campground ready to reopen and will help maintain the campground throughout the operating season. The 2016 operating season is a trial period in which visitor use will be monitored to help determine whether or not the campground will continue to remain open in future years.
"We hope that people who loved camping at Hanging Dog will come back and the reopening will attract new campers," said Gee. "With the county's partnership and more user demand, we're optimistic that we can keep this campground open."
Hanging Dog Recreation Area also has a number of hiking and biking trails and day-use areas that have remained open.
www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc for more information.
Far West Bike Plan Survey
This Resident Survey is being conducted in support of the Far Western NC Bicycle Plan. The study area for the plan is a four-county region that includes Cherokee County, Clay County, Graham County and Macon County. The purpose of this survey is to learn more about the bicycling habits of residents in this region and improvements that would encourage them to bicycle more often.
Thank you for participating in our survey.
Complete the Survey Here
For questions, please contact
Weekly Group Rides!
SABA hosts several weekly
group rides each week. The schedule is as
Road Rides 2016:
STARTING UP APRIL 26, 2016 - Tuesday Nights: 6:00 PM
- leaves from Hayesville Square in Downtown
Hayesville. Approximately 20 miles out and back
through the Tusquittee area.
SABA Membership Dues
You can now pay your membership dues online
at active.com for additional details view our
membership page here
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