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 described 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. 


  • Highland Scenic Highway Not Maintained in Winter
  • National Forest Roads May be Treacherous in Winter
  • Forest Road 76 Cranberry Road Update
  • Closure Orders & Public Notices
  • Weather Safety Tips


Road Condition Cameras

The state of West Virginia Department of Transportation and Pendleton County in West Virginia each maintain road condition cameras that include roads popular with Monongahela National Visitors. These cameras are not maintained by the Forest Service, but can be used to assess conditions on the Forest prior to your visit. 

Public Notices

09-21-22-02:  Allegheny Trail (Trail #701) segment

Closes a segment of Allegheny Trail (Trail #701) on National Forest System land east of Watoga State Park.  See Closure Order map for trail re-route around closed segment.

09-21-22-01: Crooked Fork Road (Forest Road 251)

Prohibits motor vehicle use on FR 251 - Crooked Fork Road - in Pocahontas County.

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