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

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Update: September 19, 2022

Camping Update

Reminder. Camping is prohibited except in designated hunter camps and developed recreation areas, beginning one week prior to the start of Archery Season, September 25, 2022, until one week after the end of Muzzleloader Season January 22, 2023.

Construction Alerts

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas Supervisors Office auxiliary power site will be under construction for approximately the next six months. Work will include foundation preparation, building construction, generator installation, and electrical work.

Visitors are encouraged to park in front of the building for all visits and deliveries. The construction area is marked with signs, and locations around the site are closed for safety.

Road and trails

UPDATE: August 24, 2022

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.

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Burn notices



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.

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