(BEDFORD) – Due to recent storm impacts, all trails on the Brownstown Ranger District in Monroe, Jackson, Brown, and Lawrence Counties are closed to public access.
This includes all trails in the Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area. Additionally, the Shirley Creek trail in Orange County is also closed.
These emergency closures will be in place until Forest Service personnel are able to assess the extent of the damage and take appropriate measures to ensure visitor safety.
Additional rain and storm activity are expected across the forest this week. Conditions may continue to worsen over the coming days. Use extreme caution when driving through the forest. Roads may be impacted by standing water or flash flooding.
For more information about closure orders on the Hoosier National Forest, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/hoosier/alerts-notices or call 812-275-5987.