The Forest Service has announced that with the approach of Tropical Storm Erika, El Yunque National Forest will be closed effective Thursday August 27. As a precaution for visitor safety, the Forest will remain closed to the public and outfitter/guide operations until further notice. Please monitor weather updates and media advisories as to when the Forest will re-open or follow the Forest Twitter page at: www.twitter.com/elyunquenf
The Forest Service will continue monitoring weather conditions and if storm conditions change and/or storm warnings or watches are canceled, we will re-open the Forest when we are able to safely restore Forest operations and services.
Camping and issuance of camping permits has been suspended until it has been determined that conditions are safe to resume camping in designated areas.