Monterey Ranger District

September 13, 2016

MONTEREY RANGER DISTRICT

Ranger Station (831) 385-5434

Big Sur Visitor Center (831) 667-2315

MRD Closure Sign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The conditions listed below can change rapidly, especially with inclement weather. Therefore, it is recommended that visitors to the Forest contact the Ranger District Office which is nearest to their destination for the very latest information. The National Weather Service is a good resource for information about current and  predicted weather!

For the most current information about conditions on Highway-1 call the toll-free hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/ 


Highway 1 is currently open. For more information, please visit:   http://www.dot.ca.gov/ 

**ALERT** SOBERANES FIRE CLOSURE INFORMATION

Due to the Soberanes Fire that began on July 22nd, a Forest closure order is in place for the entire Monterey Ranger District that prohibits public entry. Additional law enforcement capacity is actively enforcing the order. The only recreation sites that are open are Plaskett Creek Campground, Kirk Creek Campground, Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area, Sandollar Beach Day Use Area and Willow Creek Day Use Area. Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd is open, but the Ponderosa Campground and Nacimiento Campground are closed. All trails are CLOSED in the Ventana and Silver Peak Wilderness. 

THERE IS NO HUNTING WITHIN THE SOBERANES FIRE CLOSURE AREA. 

The following roads, trails and campgrounds in the Los Padres National Forest are currently closed: 

  • Palo Colorado Rd at Hwy 1 and Botcher's Gap Campground

  • Tassajara Rd, China Camp, White Oaks Campground and all trailheads off of Tassajara Rd

  • Pine Ridge Trailhead at Hwy 1/Big Sur Station and the Pine Ridge Trail off of Tassajara Rd

  • All trails in the Ventana and Silver Peak Wilderness areas

  • Robinson Canyon Road (south of San Clemente Trail), Weston Ridge RD at Hwy 1, Garrapatos Creek Rd at Hwy 1, Old Coast Rd at Hwy 1 and Bixby Bridge, Cachagau Rd South from E. Carmel Valley Rd. is open to residents only. Full Closure occurs at Nason Rd. Tassajara Rd South from Carmel Valley Rd. Coast Rd, Apple Pie Ridge Road, Coast Ridge Road.

  • Arroyo Seco Campground, Day Use Are and Trailhead

  • Cone Peak Rd

  • South Coast Ridge Road (Prewitt Ridge Area)

  • Nacimiento Campground

  • Ponderosa Campground

  • Milpitas Rd, Santa Lucia Memorial Campground, Escondido Campground

  • Piney Creek Campground

CALIFORNIA STATE PARK CLOSURES

  • Andrew Molera State Park
  • Pfeiffer Burns State Park/Big Sur Campground
  • Julia Pfeiffer State Park (Day Use) 

SOBERANES FIRE INFORMATION

SOBERANES FIRE INFORAMTION LINE:  831-204-0446

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4888/ 

Forest Closure Order# 05-07-51-16-16 MAP

Forest Closure Order # 05-07-51-16-16 

Soberanes Fire Expanded Forest Closure News Release

Soberanes Fire Emergency Forest Closure Order 05-07-51-16-11

Sobernaes Fire Emergency Closure Map 5-07-51-16-11

Soberanes Fire Appendix A 05-07-16-11

Soberanes Fire Emergency Forest Closure Order Document 05-07-51-16-10

Soberanes Fire Emergency Forest Closure Map 05-07-51-16-10 

THE FOLLOWING FOREST SERVICE ROADS, DAY USE AREAS, BEACHES AND CAMPGROUNDS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN

  • Sycamore Road to Pfeiffer Beach
  • Kirk Creek Campground (for reservations, go to: www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777) By reservation only,  $25/night - NO first-come, first-serve 
  • Plaskett Creek Campground (for reservations, go to www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777) By reservation only, $25/night - NO first-come, first-serve
  • Plaskett Creek Group Campground (for reservations, go to www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777)
  • Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd (Road is open - campgrounds along Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd are CLOSED) 
  • Plaskett Creek Rd - contact ranger station for road conditions 

THE NORTH COAST RIDGE ROAD IS CLOSED PERMANENTLY TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC.

For more information about the Parks Managemnet Company that manages Plaskett Creek, Kirk Creek, Botcher's Gap, Nacimiento, Ponderosa Campgrounds and day use areas (Sand Dollar Beach, Pfeiffer Beach), call (805) 434-1996 or visit: www.campone.com

For backcountry trail conditions, please visit:

www.ventanawild.org

www.hikelospadres.com

For information about California State Park Campgrounds and Day Use Areas, please visit: www.parks.ca.gov

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