Laurel Fork Shelter is temporarily closed because of the July 8th high wind storm. While the good news is that there is very limited damage to the shelter, there are two oak trees and a large locust tree laying on roof. The major concern is a hazard tree in front of the shelter, which will require an expert sawyer from USFS to remove.
Closure signs have been posted at the shelter trail junctions. Please do not plan to visit or even stay in its vicinity until the storm damage has been safely cleared.