Please be advised the National Forest System Road 17N06 is washed out approximately 1.5 miles from Summit Springs Trail Head. This is located on south end of the Snow Mountain Wilderness between the Upper Lake and Grindstone Ranger Districts.
Every year the Mendocino National Forest issues wet weather trail closures for Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) as trail conditions require to provide for public safety and protect natural resources during the winter season, approximately November through June.
Naturally occurring asbestos can pose a health risk if disturbed and asbestos fibers are released into the air. Asbestos is typically found in ultramafic rock formations that are present in every California county.
Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the Upper Lake Ranger District on the Mendocino National Forest.
This Order is effective from May28, 2016 through September 30, 2016.
Being on Forest Road No. M1 (Indian Dick Road), from a point approximately 4.4 miles northeast of the Eel River Work Center to the seasonal gate closure on Boardman Ridge, as shown on the attached map.
Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a), and to provide for public safety and to protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited within the Chico Genetic Resource Conservation Center (GRCC) on the Mendocino National Forest. See full closure order here.
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(b), in order to provide for protection of natural resources, and public safety, the following act is prohibited on the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail system within the Mendocino National Forest. This order is effective from March 30, 2010 and is valid until the archaeological site can be evaluated and determined ineligible for the National Register of Historic Places. view full closure order.....
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(b), the following acts are prohibited on any forest development road within the Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service. This order is effective October 1, 1998. view full closure order.....
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a), and to protect the public health and safety, the following act is prohibited within the Lake Pillsbury Basin Recreation Area of the Mendocino National Forest, as shown on the attached map (Exhibit A). view full order.....
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a) the following is prohibited on or within the area described as the Eel River Station Water Supply and Spring Box as designed on the attached maps entitled Exhibits A and B. view full closure order.....
On the first of February, March, April, and May each year, snow depth and moisture content is measured at Anthony Peak. The Plaskett Meadows snow depth and moisture content is only measured on the first of April. The snow reports for previous years are available along with the current year's totals.
All visitors and users of the National Forests are subject to Federal Regulations. The points of conduct listed here are generally included in and enforceable through Federal Regulations. All of the regulations are published in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations and are on file at all Forest Supervisor and District Ranger offices. Violation of orders and regulations is subject to punishment by a fine or imprisonment.
Authority: 16 USC 551, 7 USC 1011(f)
State traffic and game laws apply to National Forests unless otherwise specified.
As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest and the natural environment, to ensure the health and safety of visitors, and to promote pleasant and rewarding outdoor recreation experiences for all visitors.