Alerts & Notices

Forest Closures and Alerts

Closures and alerts on the Ocala can happen quickly because of fire, inclement weather or other dangerous conditions. Information is often updated quickly on Facebook and Twitter.

Based in Tallahassee, the National Forests in Florida Public Affairs Office serves as the primary point of contact for all alerts, notices and news releases at 850-523-8500. The media point of contact is Michelle Burnett, Public Services Staff Officer. 

For visitor questions and concerns, contact the Ocala National Forest at 352-625-2520.


  • Bear Safety a must!
  • Juniper Prairie Wilderness reopened
  • Fire restrictions lifted for the Ocala National Forest
  • Connor Wildfire Updates
  • National Forest Flash Flood Bulletin


  • Big Scrub Campground