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NEK and Kingdom Heritage Lands Road Conditions

Kingdom Heritage Land Roads

As of June 4, 2024:

South America Pond road is closed between the shooting range and the powerline crossing east of South America Pond, as a result of the May 15 heavy rain event. The remainder of South America Pond Road is open.

The department is working to secure a contractor to repair the damage and expect work on the road will begin soon. Thank you for your patience while the South America Pond Road is being repaired.

West Mountain WMA: All gates at West Mountain are open, including South America Pond Road, Paul Stream Road, Notch Pond Road and Dennis Pond Road.

Nulhegan Basin Division of the Conte Refuge:  All gates are now open.

Weyerhaeuser Lands:  All of the road gates are open.

Bill Sladyk WMA:  The gate on the Hurricane Road is open.


West Mountain WMA is the largest wildlife management area in Vermont. It is a vast area of bogs and evergreens and is known for its remote character and large moose population.

Since 1999, the Agency of Natural Resources has managed West Mountain WMA for natural resource conservation and public access, and has managed a public access easement on adjacent lands now belonging to the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company. This complex project has involved collaboration with partner organizations including The Nature Conservancy, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Vermont Land Trust, and Weyerhaeuser, as well as numerous local and state constituent groups.

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