The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas could receive significant rain from Tropical Storm Beta. Visitors are encouraged to check the Recreation page and with local Ranger Districts for updated conditions.  Recreation areas, boat ramps, roads, trails, and the low-lying regions could flood the next several days. Don’t drown; turn around if you encounter high water. For more information on the status of our recreation areas, visit the Recreation page.

A truck towing a boat travel through the Sabine National Forest.Welcome

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. These public lands are administered under multiple-use management to protect and obtain the greatest benefit from all forest resources: recreation, timber, range, fish and wildlife, soil and water and minerals.  [Read more]


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.

**NOTICE** - Following the Governor of Texas’ order limiting group size at gatherings, Scott’s Ridge swimming area on the Sam Houston National Forest is temporarily closed.  The boat ramp will remain open.

USFS Volunteer Opportunity

The Davy Crockett National Forest is seeking interested candidates to volunteer as campground hosts at Ratcliff Lake Recreational Area. [Read more]

Recent News


Fire Information

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

Turkey Hunting Area Closures

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has issued the following areas are CLOSED to turkey hunting for the 2019-20 season:

  • The portion of Angelina National Forest in Jasper County will remain CLOSED due to restocking efforts for the 2019-20 season.
  • The portion of Angelina National Forest in San Augustine County including Bannister Wildlife Management Area will also remain CLOSED to turkey hunting for the 2019-20 season.

For more information, contact the Angelina District Ranger Office at (936) 897-1068.


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.

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.

NFGT Forest Supervisor's Orders and Prohibitions (Closure Orders)

List of Forest Supervisor's Orders and Prohibitions for the National Forests & Grasslands in Texas.