A couple of big wind storms in early November damaged the access ramp at the Naha River trail’s boat dock.
The U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday that the ramp has been removed because it was unsafe. While the boat dock remains in place, there now is no access from the dock to shore.
The Forest Service reports that there also are multiple trees down across approximately the first mile of trail.
Limited budgets for recreation means that the Ketchikan Misty Fiords Ranger District does not yet have a repair date estimate for the ramp. On top of that, reduced staffing levels during winter as well as limited daylight hours will make it difficult to get the trail cleared of downed trees.
The Forest Service encourages visitors to use caution if they plan to access the trail by alternate means.