Extensive Vandalism Shut Downs Johns Mountain Overlook

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Extensive damage has shut down the Johns Mountain Overlook at Villanow, Ga., indefinitely.

U.S. Forest Service officials said, "We are sad to announce that vandalism means that Johns Mountain Overlook Road will be closed indefinitely. (The extent of this vandalism damage is much greater than pictured here, but is too graphic to share).

"Please find alternative destinations to view #FallColors until repairs can be made."


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