Alerts & Notices

Forest Orders

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

ADMINISTRATIVE PUBLICATIONS - SPECIAL ORDERS SUMMARY

The following is a summary of Special Orders which pertain to the Wayne 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.

Number

Description

Effective Date

Termination Date

Size

14-13-10

Closure of all Mines, Historic Furnaces, and Tunnels on the Forest  (Brochure on White Nose Syndrome)

19 May 2010

19 May 2015

36.8 kb

14-16-10 

Closure of National Forest Roads to Entry

25 May 2010

25 May 2015

320 kb

14-17-10

Closure of National Forest Roads and Trails

25 May 2010

25 May 2015

2,302 kb

14-20-10

Closure of Special Areas

26 May 2010

26 May 2015

12,359 kb

14-21-10

Closures at Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area

26 May 2010

26 May 2015

1,578 kb

14-22-10

Closures at Timbre Ridge Lake

26 May 2010

26 May 2015

805 kb

14-01-11

OHV Safety Regulations- Alcohol Prohibition and Helmet Requirement (Includes Maps of areas:

13 January 2011 13 January 2016 1,095 Kb
14-01-2013 Prohibitions on the Wayne National Forest 30 April 2013 30 September 2018 2,000 Kb
14-01-2014 Restricting Occupancy and Use of Haught Run Area 6 June 2014 6 December 2014 949 kb

Closures


  • Dorr Run Trails- Monday Creek OHV Area
  • Haught Run Closed
  • Lane Farm Canoe Launch

Conditions

Road Conditions

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

 

Weather

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


Public Notices

The Threat of the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer poses a real threat to our eastern forests. Please help us protect the ash trees on the Wayne National Forest by doing your part to keep this invasive insect our of southeastern Ohio.