Craig, according to Don Kirk's Book, Forney and Hazel creeks were the most heavily devastated by logging operations on the Fontana side of the park, with Forney being the worst. Noland, Eagle and Deep Creek were mostly spared with only selective cutting. He also said that most of Noland's headwaters were virgin stands of timber. Deep creek may have had the least amount of logging activity of the 5 streams over there.
Of course, Hazel and Forney have rebounded quite well, so I wouldn't use logging in the early 1900's as a deterrent...just don't expect to see 400 year old trees...
I would like to know what others with experience on Forney have to say, it is an intriguing stream...
"Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut."