Alerts & Notices
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
- Caywood Point Gate Closure
Date(s): Nov 2, 2021
Construction Closure for Deerfield Wind Project
Date(s): Sep 15, 2016
Green Mountain National Forest Closure Order R9-20-21-01
Date(s): Mar 10, 2021
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.
Describes requirements for food storage and refuse throughout the Green Mountain National Forest.