Alerts & Notices

National Forest visitors are required to follow rules designed to protect the natural environment, ensure health and safety of visitors and promote pleasant and rewarding outdoor recreational experience for all. Forest Officers are empowered to enforce Federal Regulations applicable to National Forest use. The rules descripted in 36 Code of Federal Regulations 261 apply to all National Forests all the time. 

Regional Foresters and Forest Supervisors may issue additional special orders closing or restricting the use of certain areas, if the need arises. These orders are posted at the closed area, on the forest webpage, and paper copies are available in Forest offices and Visitor Centers.

This list shows current orders specific to Monongahela National Forest. If you have additional questions, please call your local Forest Service Office for clarification. 


  • Opening Dates Set for Monongahela National Forest Recreation Sites
  • Status of Williams River Road
  • Whitman's Draft Road Closure (FR 718)
  • Buskirk/Sulphure Lick Roads Closed
  • Purple Rhododendron Road Closure (FR 461)
  • Winter Travel Not Advised on Highland Scenic Highway
  • Caution Advised During Corridor H Project near Parsons
  • Firewood Alert

Public Notices

 09-21-19-01: North Cove Timber Sale Expanded

Prohibits access with in the North Cove Stewardship Timber Sale near Williams River in Webster County.

09-21-18-22: Closure FR 718 Whitman Draft Road

Prohibits motor vehicle use on Forest Service Road 718 locally known as Whitman’s Draft Road in Greenbrier County.

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