National Forests and Grasslands in Texas to close selected facilities

Contact(s): Greg Deimel


LUFKIN, Texas,   March 20, 2020 – Multiple recreation sites on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas have been closed indefinitely for the health and safety of visitors and staff.  

  

Effective immediately the following recreation sites will be closed and unavailable to reserve via Recreation.gov where applicable.  

  

Sam Houston National Forest

  • Northwest Multi-Use Trailhead Toilets - Walker County.  
  • 233 Multi-Use Trailhead Toilets - Walker County.  
  • 208 Multi-Use Trailhead Toilets - Montgomery County.  
  • Kelly Pond Multi-Use Trailhead Toilets - Montgomery County.
  • Entire Kelly Pond Recreation Area - Montgomery County.

Caddo-Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands

  • Tadra Point Horse Camp – Wise County.
  • Valley View - Wise County.
  • Black Creek Lake Recreation Area - Wise County.
  • East Lake Crockett - Fannin County.
  • West Lake Crockett - Fannin County.
  • Coffee Mill - Fannin County.

Angelina National Forest

  • Entire Boykin Springs Recreation Area – Angelina/Sabine Ranger District (Angelina National Forest), Jasper County.  

  • Caney Creek Recreation Area (Closure of Camping only, Boat Ramp will remain open) – Angelina County.  

Sabine National Forest  

  • Entire Boles Field Recreation Area – Angelina/Sabine Ranger District (Sabine National Forest), Shelby County.  

The following recreation areas were closed March 19, 2020.

Sam Houston National Forest

  • Cagle– Walker County.
  • Stubblefield–Walker County.
  • Scott’s Ridge – Montgomery County.
  • Double Lake – San Jacinto County.

 

The National Forests and Grasslands encompasses 675,000 acres and most of the forest is open. We ask all visitors to respect social distancing when enjoying your time in the forest.

   

As we work through an unpredictable and rapidly changing situation, health and safety is our number one priority. We are committed to continuing to support our communities and fulfill our mission as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.   

  

These actions have been taken based on the best available medical advice for cleaning per CDC guidelines and to promote social distancing. 

   

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, evaluate potential impacts, and monitor Recreation.gov. Reservation holders will be notified via email or cell phone text messages if any changes are affecting their reservation. In the event of any delayed openings either for a portion of or the complete recreation areas and campgrounds to ensure safe social distancing, you will receive a full refund for your reservation. Please remember to review current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and focus on recreating safely while protecting yourself, Forest Service employees, and our volunteers.





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