**Due to the extended drought and high heat conditions, many of the trees on our forests are experiencing extreme stress. Visitors are encouraged to check their surroundings and be aware of the possibility for falling limbs or trees in our recreation areas. Visitors must remember that they are responsible for their safe experience when visiting the forest.**
The Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) National Grasslands are located in two areas northeast and northwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. They not only provide grazing land for cattle and habitat for wildlife, but offer a variety of recreation. The most popular activities are hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, and photography.
Dead and dying trees are a safety hazard for visitors to the Sam Houston National Forest. Some areas of the forest are being closed to the public until crews can cut the dead trees. [Closed camp areas]
Due to the drought of 2011, many of the trees on our forests are experiencing extreme stress. Visitors are encouraged to check their surroundings and be aware of the possibility of falling limbs or trees in recreation areas and the general forest. Dead trees can fall silently and without warning. Please be on the lookout for dead trees while hiking and camping and if conditions become windy, visitors should leave the area.
The Sam Houston National Forest, one of four National Forests in Texas, is located 50 miles north of Houston. The forest contains 163, 037 acres between Huntsville, Conroe, Cleveland and Richards, Texas. With land in Montgomery, Walker, and San Jacinto counties, the Sam Houston National Forest is intermingled with privately owned timber lands and small farms.