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.

View a list of all National Forests in Florida Special Orders

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

Please check the National Weather Service forecast for the Jacksonville, FL and Melbourne, FL areas before visiting the Ocala.


  • Ocala open areas - updated regularly
  • All offices operating virtually
  • Be Bear Aware!
  • Lake Eaton Sinkhole Trail Closed
  • Forest Rules
  • Always be Flash Flood Ready