The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas are located a long the northern and eastern parts of Texas.
Where is this Forest?


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The U.S. Forest Service manages approximately 675,000 acres of public land in Texas. This land is divided into four National Forests in east Texas and the Caddo-Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands in northeast Texas. [Read more]

Sam Houston N.F. Recreation Area Closures

The following areas are closed in the Sam Houston N.F. - Cagle Recreation Area Sweetgum And Sycamore Camping Loops, Stubblefield Recreation Area, Scott’s Ridge Day Use/Swimming Area and Paluka Point Dispersed Camping Area located in Walker and Montgomery Counties, Texas. ~ Read Emergency Closure Order ~

Flooding forces closure of road sections in the LBJ Grasslands

Forest Service Roads 900A and 904 and sections of 900 in the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands are closed due to recent flooding. [Read more]

For more information, call the Ranger’s office at 940-627-5475.

Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area Temporarily Closed

Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area is temporarily closed due to the threat of falling trees.

Large amounts of rainfall over the past few weeks have saturated the ground and causing pine trees, which have shallow root systems, to uproot according to Davy Crockett National Forest Ranger Gerald Lawrence.  [Read more]

For more information, call the Ranger’s office at 936-655-2299.

Areas closed on the Sam Houston N.F. due to storm damage

The west side of the Sam Houston Motorized Trail and the Lone Star Hiking Trail from Richards Trailhead on Forest Service Road 219 to Bethel Trailhead on Forest Service Road 211 are closed for damage assessment and clean up.  [Read more]

For more information, call the Ranger’s office at 936-344-6205.

Recent News


Fire Information

Links to maps for the NFGT planned burns, completed burns, and the Texas Burn Ban Map may be found here.

Plant-a-Tree Program

The USDA Forest Service's Plant-A-Tree Program enables individuals or groups to contribute funds for planting trees on National Forests.  Donations may be made to honor or memorialize friends or relatives.


Interested in Volunteer Work?

Volunteer Trash Bash group on the Sam Houston National Forest.

Visit to search and apply for volunteer opportunities in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.

NFGT Forest Supervisor's Orders and Prohibitions

List of Forest Supervisor's Orders and Prohibitions for the National Forests & Grasslands in Texas.


Travel Management Rule

Restricting Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Use to Designated Routes.

Forest Maps with Hunter Camp Locations - 2014 version

Locations for hunter camps in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.