Alerts & Notices

Forest Closures and Advisories

Closures and alerts on the Apalachicola, Ocala and Osceola National Forests and the Florida National Scenic Trail can happen quickly because of fire, inclement weather or other dangerous conditions. Information is often updated quickly on Facebook and Twitter.

Based in Tallahassee, the National Forests in Florida Public Affairs Office serves as the primary point of contact for all alerts, notices and news releases at 850-523-8500. The media point of contact is Michelle Burnett, Public Affairs Officer. 

For visitor questions and concerns, please call the individual national forest:

Apalachicola National Forest            850-926-3561
Ocala National Forest                        352-625-2520
Osceola National Forest                    386-752-2577



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  • National Forest Flash Flood Bulletin



Weather conditions for Tallahassee, FL.

Public Notices

Food Storage Restriction Order 2009-01

Supervisor's Order 2009-01 regarding proper food storage in all National Forests in Florida to discourage bears raiding campgrounds and other potential food sources.