Due to a lapse in federal funding, this USDA website will not be actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue. On-going operational updates will be posted here (https://www.fs.fed.us/shutdown) as we are able to provide them.


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.


  • Be Bear Aware!
  • Resource Damage Area Closures
  • National Forest Flash Flood Bulletin