Please call the Mendocino National Forest Contractor Activity Phoneline at (530) 934-1240 to receive the current Project Activity Level (PAL) .
How to Find Specific Orders
Orders which affect the entire Pacific Southwest Region will start with the prefix of R5, the next pair of digits depict the year that it was issued and the last two digits will be the Order number for that particular year.
Mendocino National Forest Orders follow a similar numbering sequence. MNF-08 indicates the Mendocino National Forest. The next two digits depict the year that the order was issued, and the last two digits is the Order number for that year. MNF-08-09-02 would be the second Order issued in 2009 for the Mendocino National Forest.
Please click on "View More Orders" below to access the archives for older Orders on the Mendocino National Forest.
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.
General Campgrounds & Trailheads, Atchison Campground, Eel River Campground, Grindstone Trailhead, Grizzly Flat Dispersed Campground, Hammerhorn Campground, Hell Hole Trailhead, Howard Lake Campground, Howard Meadows Campground, Kingsley Glade Campground, Lakeview Dispersed Campground, Lantz RidgeTrailhead, Little Doe Campground, Long Point Trailhead, Lower Nye Campground, Masterson Group Campground, Plaskett Meadows Campground, Plaskett Meadows Picnic, Rattlesnake Firefighter Overlook - Picnic, Rattlesnake Firefighter Trailhead, Sugar Spring Campground, Sugarfoot Glade Campground, Surveyors Camp Campground, Thomes Gorge Trailhead, Three Prong Campground, Travelers Home Trailhead, Wells Cabin Campground, Whitlock Campground, Snow Mountain Wilderness, Bathhouse Trailhead, Bear Wallow Trailhead, Cold Creek Trailhead, Deafy Glade Trailhead, Summit Springs Trailhead, West Crockett Trailhead, Windy Point Trailhead, Stonyford Recreation Area, Big Springs Picnic, Cedar Camp Campground, Davis Flat Campground, Dixie Glade Campground, Fouts Campground, Gray Pine Group Campground, Letts Lake Campground, Little Stony Campground, Mill Creek Campground, Mill Valley Campground, Nail Track OHV Play Area, North Fork Campground, Old Mill Campground, South Fork Campground, Wolf Creek Visitor Station, Upper Lake Recreation Area, Bear Creek Campground, Deer Valley Campground, Middle Creek Campground, Penny Pines Campground
Date(s): Dec 27, 2015 - Dec 27, 2016
Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the Grindstone Ranger District on the Mendocino National Forest. This Order is effective from December 27, 2015, through December 26, 2016.
Being on Forest Road No. M5, between the junction of 17N78 N and the junction of 17N78 S 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.....
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.
Roads above 5000 ft. elevation may have snow. 4WD or chains are recommended if traveling in the Forest. Call ahead for current conditions. See Alerts and Notices for specific information on Mill Fire area closures.
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.