The burn area, just west of the campground, will be bounded on the north Forest Service Roads 500, according to a release from the Forest Service. The release says drivers on that road should use caution.
Two hiking trails also will be closed during the burn: the loop trail at Coleman Lake campground and the Pinhoti Trail between Forest Service roads 500 and 553.
Smoke from the fire is expected to blow to the east, and may settle near the lake and in the surrounding area as temperatures cool tonight.
The burn is part of 32,000 acres the Forest Service plans to burn this year. The fires are set and monitored by Forest Service workers. The burns are intended to remove fuel that could lead to uncontrollable fires if allowed to accumulate. They also help to promote the growth of longleaf pines by burning away competitors.