Alerts & Notices

Forest Closures and Alerts

Closures and alerts on the Osceola 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

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 Affairs Officer. 

For visitor questions and concerns about the Osceola National Forest, please call 386-752-2577.


  • All offices now operating virtually
  • Bear safety a must
  • Termination of Forest Order 08-05-04-20-078
  • Rules and Regulations
  • National Forest Flash Flood Bulletin