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2018 Important Notice 


 HIWASSEE DAM ACCESS ROAD CLOSING
MARCH 21 – AUGUST 3, 2018

     The NC Department of Transportation has informed me that beginning at

 8:00 am on March 21, 2018 Hiwassee Dam Access Road (Route SR 1314) will be closed to all traffic at the intersection of NC 294 to replace the bridge on South Shoal Creek. It will open re-open no later than Friday, August 3, 2018.

Road closed signs will be placed on NC 294 at the intersection of Hiwassee Dam Road. The Detour Route will be Lower Bear Paw Road and Upper Bear Paw Road.

      If traveling from Murphy on NC 294 you will turn Right on Upper Bear Paw Road and follow it all the way to Hiwassee Access Road. Turn right on Hiwassee Road to Bear Paw Service District.

     If traveling on Hiwassee Road from Tennessee you will pass Hiwassee Dam Road and proceed toward Murphy. Turn Left on Upper Bear Paw Road, follow it to the Hiwassee Dam intersection and turn Right to Bear Paw Service District.

If traveling on Hiwassee Dam Road from Bear Paw Service District back toward Murphy Detour Signs will be in place to direct you NC 294.

      Further updates will be posted on the Bear Paw Service District web site as we receive them. As always if you have any questions do not hesitate to call the office or drop me an email.

Thank you,

Dennis Strand

Manager  

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Important Phone Numbers

 ALL EMERGENCIES
(FIRE or MEDICAL)  –  
911

 

NON- EMERGENCIES

 BEAR PAW:    SECURITY………..644-5817

                           OFFICE…………....644-0808

 CHEROKEE COUNTY

         SHERIFF’S DEPT…..……….837-2589

         EMS……………………..…….837-2124

         RESCUE SQUAD……….... 837-7310

         MURPHY MEDICAL ..……..837-8161

 HIWASSEE DAM FIRE DEPT…..644-9032

 
TRI-STATE EMC............... 1-706-492-3251


FRONTIER ………………1-877-387-3477

CAROLINA  WATER.…. 1-800-525-7990

 

MOUNTVIEW MARINA………..…644-5451


 

 

        

 

 

 

We are so fortunate to have the Hiwassee Dam Fire Department located right outside our gate.  This is an all volunteer fire department.  You can call to join or help.  All contributions are very welcomed. Volunteer's needed. Applications in the BPSD Office.

Bear Paw Gate

The guard gate is maintained with your BPSD funds. Please be courteous, the guards are here for you. When entering Bear Paw there are security cameras that capture images of those entering and leaving.

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