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 June 13

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas facilities are reopening their lobbies beginning the week of June 13. Please visit our website for the hours of the supervisor’s office and our district offices. We still encourage the use of online services to purchase passes, and customer service is still available virtually if an office is not open on a specific day.

For your safety and ours, we are monitoring COVID community levels.


Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area (Updated June 23)

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Davy Crockett National Forest, Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area camping sites are now open and can be reserved at

Road and trails

UPDATE: February 25, 2022

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas continue to repair damaged roads caused by excessive rainfall. 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.


Davy Crockett National Forest

  • FSR 511 is passable with a four-wheel drive.
  • FSR 533 is closed, a culvert is compromised.
  • FSR 517 is closed at the midway point because of a washout.
  • 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:


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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