National Forests & Grasslands in Texas - Overview
National Forests and Grasslands in Texas
The U.S. Forest Service manages approximately 675,000 acres of public land in Texas. This land is divided into four National Forests in east Texas and the Caddo-Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands in northeast Texas
Update: May 26, 2023
The National Forests & Grasslands in Texas proposes increasing the fee at the East Lake Davy Crockett Boating site.
The proposed fee is listed below.
Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands
Site Name Site Type Current Fees Proposed Fees
EAST LAKE DAVY CROCKETT BOATING SITE $2 Per Day $5 Per Day
The public is invited to comment on the proposed fee changes to the developed recreation program. The comment period is set to end by the close of business on July 26, 2023. To ensure that your comments are considered, please send your comments no later than the above date to Caddo LBJ National Grasslands, Attention: Jeff Stoney, District Ranger, 1400 US HWY 81/287, P.O. Box 507, Decatur, Texas 76234. Comments can also be provided online at: https://usfs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=72a44f7743c948b69e9b273c6cfc5f60.
Oral comments must be provided in person at the Caddo LBJ National Grasslands to Jeff Stoney, District Ranger, during regular business hours (Monday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or by calling (940) 627-5475 and indicating you would like to provide comments on the proposed recreation fee changes. For more information on the proposed project, visit our website at www.fs.usda.gov/texas.
Once public involvement is complete, the proposed fee changes will be reviewed by a Recreation Advisory Committee, who will submit their recommendation to the Regional Forester for a final decision.
Road and trails
The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas continue to repair damaged roads. Visitors should use extreme caution when visiting. Road and trail conditions can change rapidly, and visitors are reminded to check their local weather. Current list of roads, trails, and recreation areas temporarily closed or with limited access.
Angelina National Forest
- UPDATE: Seasonal NFSR 354 is now open.
Davy Crockett National Forest
- UPDATE: NFSR 517 is now open.
- UPDATE: NFSR 557 is passable with a four-wheel drive.
- FSR 511 is passable with a four-wheel drive.
- FSR 533 is closed, a culvert is compromised.
- 4C Trail continues to be closed from Neches Bluff to CR 1170.
Sabine National Forest
- NFSR 111 is closed 1/2 mile south of Six Mile Creek Bridge due to a washed-out culvert.
For more information, visit our website at: www.fs.usda.gov/texas.
Resource Advisory Committee RAC
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking on-going nominations for the Davy Crockett – Sam Houston Resource Advisory Committee pursuant the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Additional information can be found on the U.S.D.A. Forest Service Secure Rural Schools Program website, which can be found by visiting the website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/secure-rural-schools.
Nominations must contain a completed application packet that includes the nominee’s name, resume, and completed Form AD-755 (Advisory Committee or Research and Promotion Background Information). The package must be sent to the email below.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lisa Rowe, RAC Committee Coordinator at email@example.com or by mailing your form to the following address:
USDA Forest Service
Davy Crockett National Forest
18551 State Highway 7 East
Kennard, TX 75847
Forest Service Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates may be found here.
Closed areas in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas
Due to storms and excessive rainfall, portions of roads, trails and recreation areas are closed. See the list of closed roads and areas here.
Recreation areas are starting to reopen. See the Recreation Conditions Report on the Recreation page for recreation site status.
USFS Volunteer Opportunity
The Davy Crockett National Forest is seeking interested candidates to volunteer as campground hosts at Ratcliff Lake Recreational Area. [Read more]
Proposed Changes to Recreation Fees Identified by the National Forests in Texas
Release Date: May 26, 2023
Links the NFGT planned burns, completed burns, and the Texas Burn Ban Map may be found here.
Interested in Volunteer Work?
Visit Volunteer.gov to search and apply for volunteer opportunities in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.
Hunter Camp Maps
Hunter camp locations on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.
The Plant-A-Tree Program enables individuals or groups to contribute funds for planting trees on National Forests. Donations may be made to honor or memorialize friends or relatives.
Travel Management Rule
Restricting Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Use to Designated Routes.