Horseback riding is a popular activity on the forests and grasslands.
The U.S. Forest Service conducts controlled burns in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas from early spring to summer. Maps for planned burns and completed burns may be viewed on the Fire Information page. Knowing where the burned areas are before visiting the forest may be helpful in planning an enjoyable outing.
**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.**