Alerts & Notices

Forest Closures and Alerts

Closures and alerts on the Apalachicola can happen quickly because of fire, inclement weather or other dangerous conditions. Information is often updated quickly on Facebook and Twitter.

For visitor questions and concerns about the Apalachicola National Forest, please call 850-926-3561.

Please check the National Weather Service forecast for the Bristol, FL and Crawfordville, FL areas before visiting the Apalachicola.



  • Fire Restriction Emergency Closure Order
  • All offices now operating virtually
  • Stay Bear Aware!
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has closed all facilities
  • Rules and Regulations
  • National Forest Flash Flood Bulletin