Alerts & Notices

Forest Orders

An order may close an area to entry or may restrict the use of an area by applying prohibitions authorized in the Code of Federal Regulations. View a list of current forest orders.



  • Blanchard Springs Recreation Area
  • Pilot Rock Road OPEN
  • East Fly Gap Road closure due to landslide
  • Huckleberry Mountain Trail Closure
  • Culvert Replacement on Big Piney District
  • Road Closure on Big Piney district due to landslide
  • White Rock Mtn Rd FSR 1003 Closed due to landslide
  • Morgan Mtn Road closure due to landslide

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  • Cove Creek Rd Closure Boston Mountain District
  • Lake Wedington Campground
  • Shores Lake Campground
  • Blanchard Springs Caverns CLOSED for tours

Public Notices

Cattle Dip Vat Management Program

In response to potential contamination at former Cattle Dip Vat (CDV) sites across the Southeast, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (FS) Southern Region (R8) developed a CDV Management Program  to quickly and efficiently reduce risk posed by arsenic in the soils at these sites. A total of 29 CDV sites within the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests have been investigated under this program.

White Nose Syndrome

Caves and Mines Are Closed on the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests.