Boaters on Ratcliff Lake

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Road and trails

UPDATE: November 30, 2021

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas continue to repair damaged roads caused by excessive rainfall. 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.

Davy Crockett National Forest

  • FSR 511 is passable with a four-wheel drive.
  • FSR 533 is closed, a culvert is compromised.
  • FSR 517 is closed at the midway point because of a washout.
  • 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.

Sam Houston National Forest

  • The Multiple Use Trail (MUT) has several sections now open. The following sections are now open: Eastside- Zebra, Fern, Northwest, Westside- Kelly's Pond, Honeymoon, Woodpecker, Big Loop. All other sections are still closed due to unsafe conditions.

For more information, visit our website at:


Wednesday, November 17, 2021-Controlled Burn

The Davy Crockett National Forest is conducting a 64-acre prescribed burn today. The burn unit is in Trinity County and is along FM 3154. 

The purpose of the burn is to reduce fuel loading and improve wildlife habitat. 

South winds are expected today so smoke should not impact any major roadways.  However, if smoke is present in the travel way, please reduce your speed and use your low head light beams. 

If you have any questions, please call 936-655-2299.

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]


Fire Information

Links the NFGT planned burns, completed burns, and the Texas Burn Ban Map may be found here.


Interested in Volunteer Work?

Volunteer Trash Bash group on the Sam Houston National Forest.

Visit 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.


Plant-a-Tree Program

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.

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