UPDATE 3/20/2020

    At this time, our state forests remain open to the public daily from dawn until dusk. However, this is subject to change. We will continue to adhere to local, state and federal COVID-19 (Coronavirus) guidelines. Keeping Texans safe is always our top priority. 

    Visitors must be especially considerate of other guests during this time. 

    • If you visit the forest, practice social distancing. 
    • No large groups (defined as 10 or more people). 
    • Keep at least six feet of space from other visitors. 
    • If the forest is too crowded to practice social distancing, do not enter. 
    • If you feel sick, stay home. 


    While our offices are closed to the public, you can reach Texas A&M Forest Service staff during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit for more information. 

    This situation is evolving rapidly. Check back often for the most up-to-date information.



    As state agencies prepare for Coronavirus, Texas A&M Forest Service is working to ensure the safety of and service to the people of Texas.

    We are adjusting work schedules and locations for our employees based on essential duties, wildfire risk and risk of Coronavirus contact and spread.

    To ensure continuity of government, and wildfire readiness, we are monitoring weather, fuels, probability of wildfire activity and maintaining firefighting crews to respond in those areas with potential risk.

    We are also granting alternate work locations for many of our employees to work at home and at other locations. Agency leadership is also monitoring the prevent, preparation and response actions of the State of Texas and the Texas A&M University System, and will make business operations decisions accordingly.

    “The safety of all of our employees is paramount to us,” said Tom Boggus, State Foresters and Director of Texas A&M Forest Service. “It is our people who make this agency great, and who help conserve forests and natural resources, protect lives and property, and serve the citizens of this great state.”