The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas are located a long the northern and eastern parts of Texas.
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The NFGT is waiving fees at day-use recreation sites Feb. 15 for Presidents’ Day. Welcome

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]

Saturday - February 13, 2016 - Controlled Burns

The Sam Houston N.F. will be conducting a controlled burn today beginning at 11:00 a.m.  The burn area will be about 2,880 acres in size and will be located in Compartment 1, 2, 3, & 3 near FM 1791 and FSR 209.  Please slow down, use your low beams and drive cautiously if you encounter smoke while driving in these areas.

If you have questions or concerns about this burn, please call the Sam Houston Ranger District office at 936-344-6205.

Closed areas in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas

Due to storms and excessive rainfall, portions of roads, trails and recreation areas are closed.  See the list of closed roads and areas here.

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 - 2015 version

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