Before heading out on your adventure, we encourage you to read through the rules and regulations associated with your planned activities as well as the active alerts, advisories, and general closures listed on this page. Individual recreation area closures will be listed on the specific recreation area page. Outdoor Safety & Ethics has additional safety information and recommendations that may help you plan your visit.
We do our best to post the latest information; however, safety is your responsibility. If you have any questions, please reach out to the appropriate Ranger District Office.
Rules & Regulations
We have compiled the rules and regulations governing many of our more popular recreation activities for your convenience. These helpful guides are updated periodically, but may not reflect recent updates or additions to special orders. For the official record of an order, please see the 'Public Notices' section below.
- Developed Camping Rules & Regulations
- Dispersed Camping Rules & Regulations
- Trail Rules & Regulations
- Picnic Area Rules & Regulations
- Shooting Rules & Regulations
- Wilderness Area Rules & Regulations
- Boat Ramp Rules & Regulations
- Horse Riding & Camping Rules & Regulations
- Off-Highway Vehicles Rules & Regulations
RRG Suspension Bridge Impassable
Date(s): Mar 4, 2023
Indian Creek Road Closed in Red River Gorge
Date(s): Apr 17, 2023
Angel Mountain Rd Closed on Stearns District
Date(s): Jan 30, 2023
Access Bridge to Peabody Trailhead Closed
Date(s): Aug 16, 2022
Redbird Ranger District Road Closures
Date(s): Aug 4, 2022
Forest Road 909 Near Clear Creek Shooting Range Closed
Date(s): Apr 28, 2022
Sugar Creek Road Near the Redbird Crest Trail Closed
Date(s): Apr 28, 2022
Lockegee Rd Closed Due to Landslide
Date(s): Apr 16, 2019
Before traveling or going outdoors to play, it's good to check the current weather and weather forecast. Especially in mountainous areas, local conditions can change quickly. Be well prepared so you can enjoy your trip.
Forest Supervisor Orders
Forest Supervisors and Regional Foresters issue orders that will close or restrict the use of certain areas.