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Bear closes 8-mile stretch of Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, rangers say

Posted on AllSides October 30th, 2023

Bear “interactions” have closed an 8-mile stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, officials said. The road, popular for scenic drives in the fall, is closed near Asheville “after multiple documented reports of visitors feeding and attempting to hold a young bear” at the Lane Pinnacle Overlook, according to park rangers. The closure started Oct. 30 and will last until further notice. It impacts a stretch from “milepost 367.6 near the Craggy Gardens Picnic Area to milepost 375.6 at Ox Creek Road,” officials said in a news release....

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