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: September 19, 2022
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.
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.
For more information, visit our website at: www.fs.usda.gov/texas.
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]
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.