Alerts & Notices
Weather, trail, and road conditions can be highly dynamic and may change with little or no warning. Other changes in both natural and management conditions may also affect your visit. The Forest Service cannot foresee or control most of these changes, but we do our best to make this information available to help visitors avoid unpleasant surprises. It is your responsibility to “know before you go.” So, before your trip, check the weather, learn about trail and road conditions, and check for important notices.
If you are looking for a burn permit you must check the MI-DNR Burn Permit website for conditions and to obtain a burning permit.
Call 911 if you have an emergency on the National Forest. They will dispatch the nearest help.
- Re-route of Trail H7/966 from March to August 2022
Date(s): Feb 25, 2022 - Aug 1, 2022
Area(s): Au Sable River - Alcona Dam to Lake Huron, Au Sable Area, Au Sable River Primitive Camping, Au Sable Vista, Cooke Area, Pine Acres Boat Launch, Sawmill Point Boat Launch, Thompson's Landing River Access, Whirlpool Angler Access, Eagle Run Cross-Country Ski and Hiking Trail, Foote Pond Overlook
Date(s): Oct 30, 2018
- Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Found in MI!
Date(s): Jan 13, 2017
- Don't Move Firewood! Help stop the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer
Date(s): Apr 14, 2014
- Advisory DO NOT EAT FISH- Au Sable River from Foote Dam to L. Huron/Clarks Marsh
Area(s): Au Sable River Primitive Camping, Pine Acres Boat Launch, Sawmill Point Boat Launch, Thompson's Landing River Access, Whirlpool Angler Access, Au Sable Area, Cooke Area, Eagle Run Cross-Country Ski and Hiking Trail
Date(s): May 2, 2012
Conditions are always changing on the HMNF. It is always best to know before y ou go by checking the Current Fire Danger and planning your visit based on the current predicted fire weather.
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 Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. If you have additional questions please call your local Forest Service Office for clarification.