Alerts & Notices

We may occasionally close roads or parts of the Forest for the safety of people or to protect natural resources. For more details, see the Public Notices or Closures section below or call one of our offices. We also publish many of our Forest Orders and closures in the "News & Events" section on this web site.

Orders/Closures

ADMINISTRATIVE PUBLICATIONS SUMMARY

The following is a summary of Special Orders which pertain to the Hoosier National Forest. These orders establish certain travel regulations, closures, and other restrictions on the use of the National Forest. Please direct specific questions to the District Ranger's office.

All orders are shown as pdf files. PDF files require the Acrobat Reader program. You can download the Acrobat Reader free of charge.

List of Closure Orders

 

Number

Description

Effective Date

Termination Date

Size

09-12-08

Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest (map)

 1/27/1995

 Indef.

8 Kb

09-12-18

Horse Camps - Forestwide

 4/28/2000

 Indef.

8 Kb

09-12-19

Charles C. Deam Wilderness

 4/28/2000

 Indef.

10 Kb

09-12-21

Hickory Ridge Fire Tower - BT (Map)

 9/15/2000

 Indef.

8 Kb

09-12-35

Setting forth Restrictions and Conditions of Use - Forestwide

 8/26/2004

 Indef.

8 Kb

09-12-55 Endangered Species Protection 3/7/2013 Indef 217 Kb
09-12-56 German Ridge Recreation Area (with Map) 3/7/2013 Indef 303 Kb
09-12-59 Activities restricted within Hemlock Cliffs Area (Map of Area) 4/1/2013 9/30/2018 12 Kb (map extra)
09-12-69 Caves - Forest-wide 12/22/14 12/22/17 23 Kb 
09-12-74 Firewood Closure Order 6/18/2015 Indef 37 kb
09-12-75 General Prohibitions 8/13/2015 Indef 44 kb

Alerts


  • Firewood Ban
  • Keep Safe: Marijuana Grow Sites

Conditions

Weather

Before traveling or going outdoors to recreate, it's good to check the current weather and forecast. Local conditions can change quickly. Be well prepared so you can enjoy your trip!

Road Conditions

Know the condition and status of highways and roads en route to your destination. Good planning can save you time!


Public Notices

INITIATION OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

The new Land and Resources Management Planning regulations (36 CFR 219) published in 2012 changed Forest Plan monitoring program requirements. The Hoosier must change the current Forest Plan Monitoring Program as outlined in Chapter 4 of the Hoosier National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to bring it into compliance with the 2012 Planning Rule.

Emerald Ash Borer

THREAT TO EASTERN FORESTS -

An exotic pest - the emerald ash borer - is now in the Hoosier National Forest area. Because of this pest- hardwood firewood can no longer be brought onto the Hoosier unless it is certified. Learn more...


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