Campfires are chainsaw use is again permitted on the Colville National Forest. Burned areas and the associated roads and trails leading into burned areas remain closed. Burned areas will have new hazards including weakened burned trees, burning stump holes covered in ash, unstable soils, risk of rolling rocks, debris flows and hazardous road conditions. In some cases, rehabilitation operations have begun and closures are in place due to heavy equipment working in the area. It is likely that burned area closures may remain in place through winter. Closures are in place to keep the public from entering hazardous conditions. Please see the map below for a general overview of temporary closures on the forest. For more information, please contact your local ranger station.
"Temporary area closures due to Wildfires Updated 09-24-15" PDF (1 MB)
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The Colville National Forest offers 1.1 million acres of forest for your enjoyment, relaxation, and exploration. You can experience the solitude of hiking in the wilderness on hundreds of miles of trails, enjoy camping near others in developed campgrounds, or the solitude of camping in the back country or wilderness. The forest is also a prime location for plenty of great fishing, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, climbing, off road vehicles, and winter activities such as cross-country and downhill skiing and snowmobiling. Hundreds of miles of forest roads offer access and sightseeing opportunities.
Map showing recreational areas.