Just saw the following alert on the Forest Service web site:
NEBO, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 – The U.S. Forest Service Grandfather Ranger District will close the Table Rock Picnic Area and parking lot Oct. 20 through Dec. 1, 2014 for repairs. The Forest Service will also close the paved, upper section of Forest Service Road 99, which leads to the picnic area, for repairs. Foot and bicycle traffic will be permitted in the area while repairs are made.
So if you’re planning to go to Table Rock, NC Wall or the Amphitheater this fall, be prepared to get your hike on!