As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors.

These rules are available to you on-line below or at any office of the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. If you have additional questions please call your local Forest Service office for clarification.

Rules and Regulations for Forest Use




Recent Road Closures

Due to recent extreme weather, many roads on your National Forest may be closed. Please consult the following list for possible closures.

Green Mountain National Forest Seasonal Road Closures

Fall color pops along FR70 in October.

Most Green Mountain National Forest roads are closed during the winter months from December 15 to May 1 with some exceptions. Please refer to the Motor Vehicle Use Maps for a list of seasonal and special vehicle designations. Please call local Ranger Stations for the most up-to-date closures when planning your forest trips. Road openings are carried out depending on local conditions as many forest roads continue to be soft, muddy and snow covered into the spring.

Public Notices

Food Storage(Order R9-20-19)

Describes requirements for food storage and refuse throughout the Green Mountain National Forest.