Orders of the Forest Supervisor

As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors.

These rules are available to you on-line below or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. If you have additional questions please call your local Forest Service Office for clarification.

In addition, the Forest Supervisor may issue Special Orders and Closures that will close or restrict the use of certain areas if the need arises. Emergency closure orders will be posted as an Alert so visitors to the Forest can reasonably be expected to be familiar with them.

Below you will find a listing of Forest closures, organized by topic and then alphabetically. The alpha-numeric code at the end is the closure order number, provided for reference.

General Topics

  • Motorized Vehicle Use of Roads, Trails and Off-road Areas; R904-14-02 (pdf)
  • Possession, Storage or Transportation of Alcohol and Drugs; R904-14-01 (pdf)
  • Occupancy and Use - Developed Recreation Areas, Dispersed Areas, Being Publicly Nude, Marine Prohibitions, Parking and Sanitation; R904-14-03 (pdf)
  • Use of Fire; R904-14-14 (pdf)
  • Violating Posted Regulations; R904-14-05 (pdf)


  • Au Sable National Scenic River Corridor; R904-14-18 (pdf)
  • Au Sable River and Cooke Pond Semi-primitive Motorized Areas, shorelines of Alcona Pond and the Eable Run Trail System; R904-14-21 (pdf)
  • Bear Swamp; R904-18-01 (pdf)
  • Bull Gap Hill Climb Area and Road; R904-14-19 (pdf)
  • Camp Ten Fishing Pier ; R904-14-18 (pdf)
  • Hoist Lake Foot Travel Area, Reid Lake Foot Travel Area and Silver Valley Area; R904-14-23 (pdf)
  • Little Muskegon River; R904-14-15 (pdf)
  • Manistee River Trail, Foot Bridge over the Manistee River and the Connector trail to the North Country Trail; R904-14-10 (pdf)
  • Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area; R904-14-09 (pdf)
  • North Country National Scenic Trail; R904-14-13 (pdf)
  • Pere Marquette National Scenic River Corridor; R904-14-14 (pdf)
  • Pine National Scenic River corridor; R904-14-12 (pdf)
  • Wakeley Lake Area; R904-14-17 (pdf)


  • Huron Shores Ranger Station, Iosco and Alcona Counties - former Bombing and Gunnery Range; R904-14-22 (pdf)

Wildlife and Non-Native Invasive Species

  • Bald Eagles; R904-14-06 (pdf)
  • Common Loons; R904-14-07 (pdf)
  • Karner Blue Butterfly/White River Area; R904-14-16 (pdf)
  • Kirtland's Warbler; R904-14-20 (pdf)
  • Piping Plover; R904-14-11 (pdf)
  • Preventing the Spread of Emerald Ash Borer; R904-14-08 (pdf)