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: May 25, 2024

Need to Know

Memorial Day-

All National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, District Ranger Office's and the Supervisor's Office will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28.

For a complete listing of office hours, please select the "About Us" section at the top on the page. 


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.

Please be aware of closures and follow local authorities' guidance.  Plan alternative routes, stay informed, and prioritize safety.

  • Angelina NF-
    • NFSR 303 Closed


  • Davy Crockett NF-
    • NFSR 501 Closed
    • NFSR 502 Closed
    • NFSR 503 Closed
    • NFSR 504 Closed
    • NFSR 514-Closed from NFSR 530 to NFSR 538
    • NFSR 523 Closed- from SH 94 to NFSR 528 
    • NFSR 529 Closed
    • NFSR 536 Closed
    • NFSR 537 Closed
    • NFSR 558 Closed
    • NFSR 571 Closed
    • NFSR 557 - 4x4 recommended
    • NFSR 511 - 4x4 recommended North of SH7 to SH 21
    • 4C Trail continues to be CLOSED outside of Ratciff Lake Recreation area. 


  • Sabine NF-
    • NFSR 111 is closed 1/2 mile south of Six Mile Creek Bridge due to a washed-out culvert.


  • Sam Houston NF-
    • EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER No. 08-13-01-24-175 - May 22, 2024
      • Effective Saturday 5/25/2024

        The following roads have been repaired and are OPEN for use:



        Jay Hawker


        Caney Creek




        Bluff Creek








        Perry Williams




        Hardy Smith Rd.


        Coline Spur







NFGT Wind Event Determination of NEPA Adequacy new scoping window announced.



RX Prescribed Burn Info


Please visit the Southern Region Prescribed Burn Accomplishment Tracker for locations. Southern Region Prescribed Burn Accomplishment Tracker (




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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