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A pair of homes outside of Beaumont, Texas sit in the floodwaters left behind after Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain on Southeast Texas. Photo Courtesy of Robbie Barnes

Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service Waives Campground Fees on National Forests for Flood Victims

ATLANTA (August 31, 2017) – The Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service is immediately waiving fees and making all campgrounds available for individuals displaced by the recent flooding in Texas and other states.

Like several areas along the Gulf Coast, many National Forests were impacted by the recent storm. Some of the region’s campgrounds are closed due to the flooding.

Please call ahead or check websites to determine what is open and available. Also, individuals requesting campsites need to check in with campground hosts at each site.

For more information on campgrounds in the Southern Region, please visit the respective forest’s website:

National Forests and Grasslands in Texas – (936) 639-8501

Kisatchie National Forest – (318) 473-7160

National Forests in Mississippi – (601) 965-1600

National Forests in Alabama – (334) 832-4470

National Forests in Florida – (850) 523-8500

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests – (770) 297-3000

Ouachita National Forest – (501) 321-5202

Ozark-St. Francis National Forests – (479) 964-7200

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area – (800) 525-7077

Daniel Boone National Forest – (859) 745-3100

Cherokee National Forest – (423) 476-9700

National Forests in North Carolina – (828) 257-4200

Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests – (803) 561-4000

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests – (540) 265-5100

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