Alerts & Notices

We may occasionally close roads or parts of the Forest for the safety of people or to protect natural resources. For more details, see the Public Notices or Closures section below or call one of our offices. We also publish full explanations and instructions regarding many of our Forest Orders and closures in the "News & Events" section on this web site.


Administrative Notices Regarding Forest Use


  • Closure Order issued for Portion of Birdseye Trail
  • Hickory Ridge Trail Closurs on Trails 3, 4, and 16
  • Blackwell Horsecamp Closed in Sept
  • Blackwell Horsecamp to Close Three Days in September
  • 2017 Updates to Firewood Restrictions


  • Critical Hardin Ridge Beach Closure



Before traveling or going outdoors to recreate, it's good to check the current weather and forecast. Local conditions can change quickly. Be well prepared so you can enjoy your trip!

Road Conditions

Know the condition and status of highways and roads en route to your destination. Good planning can save you time!

Public Notices

Birdseye Trail Closure (Order 09-12-19-019)

The section of Birdseye Trail located in T2S, R2W, Sec. 31, Dubois County, Indiana, as described in Exhibit A of the Order 09-12-019) are ordered closed until termination of this emergency closure order or 120 days from the signature date, whichever comes first.

Closure order #09-12-115 - Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower Regulations

Closure order #09-12-115 limits the unsafe and potentially damaging activities on or near the Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower. The following acts or omissions are prohibited within the area of the Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower within the Hoosier National Forest, Brownstown Ranger District.

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