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: November 30, 2023

RX Prescribed Burn Info


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

Southern Region Prescribed Burn Accomplishment Tracker (



Forest Service seeks applicants for Recreation Advisory Committee

The Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill 11 positions on the Southern Region

Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. The group meets 1-2 times per year and serves national forests across the Southeast. The committee is tasked with reviewing fee proposals for forests in 13 southern states and Puerto Rico and recommending fee changes.

Nominees must represent the following forest-related interests:

  • Category One – Five people who represent recreation users, one in each position:  camping, summer motorized, summer non-motorized, wildlife and nature viewing/viewing interpretive sites, and hunting and fishing.
  • Category Two – Three people who represent interest groups that include: outfitter and guides (two positions) and local environmental groups (one position).
  • Category Three – Three people, one in each position: State tourism official, a person who represents affected local government interests, and a person who represents affected American Indian tribal issues. 

Completed nomination forms are due by Friday, December 1, 2023.

Nomination packets and details are available at,  or by e-mail to:


Need to Know:


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.

 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. 
  • UPDATE: NFSR 511 is open with no issues. 
  • FSR 533 is closed, a culvert is compromised.
  • 4C Trail continues to be closed.

Sabine National Forest

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



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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