Smoking will be confined within enclosed vehicles or buildings, developed recreation sites and other designated areas as listed in the District exhibits.
Lanterns and portable stoves with a shut-off valve that use gas or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed anywhere in the Forest, with a valid California Campfire Permit. Ensure that a responsible person attends the stove at all times when in use.
Operating an internal combustion engine off of properly designated roads or trails and welding are all strictly prohibited during the increased restriction period.
Explosives, fireworks, including sparklers and so-called safe and sane fireworks, are prohibited in national forests.
Campfires must be attended by a responsible person at all times and completely extinguished after use.
October 7, 2016 -In response to the decreasing fire danger, the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument have reduced fire restrictions, effective immediately. Campfires and charcoal barbecues will once again be permitted inside most developed campgrounds and other designated areas.
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In an effort to reduce the unusual volume of debris laying on the ground, which creates a fire hazard, the Forest Service is offering free wood permits for the rest of the summer. “As most people are aware, the combination of drought and insects have caused heavy tree mortality across the Forest,” said Forest Supervisor Kevin Elliott. “The personal use wood cutting program is one means for reducing the hazardous material on the ground, and we want to make that program as productive as possible.” Permits and location maps are available at the Hume Lake, Western Divide, Kern River Ranger stations, Lake Isabella Office and the Forest Supervisor’s Office in Porterville.