report an incident

In an emergency requiring immediate medical or law-enforcement response - call 911.

Report the emergency, and then ask the dispatcher to contact National Park Service dispatch 24-hour communications center at 1-866-677-6677

Reporting all other incidents on the Appalachian Trail. 

ATC Incident Report Form can be saved to your computer, completed electronically and then e-mailed, or it can be printed, completed, and then faxed or mailed to the ATC. Incidents also may be reported by telephone to the ATC headquarters at 304-535-6331 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. The ATC offices are closed on most federal holidays, on the day after Thanksgiving, and on December 24.

If you see something suspicious, stay safe and tell us about it. Talk to any National Park Service or Appalachian Trail Conservancy employee for help, or give the NPS dispatch a call at 1-866-677-6677. We understand that it may take time to reach park personnel and/or areas with limited cell or internet service.

You don't have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know:

CALL NPS Dispatch 1-866-677-6677

E-mail:  [email protected]

Remember - if you need immediate help, dial 9-1-1

If you have an incident with a bear on the A.T. use this Bear Incident Report form.