The Sierra National Forest is located in the eastern center of California.
Where is this Forest?


2015 Snows

The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The Sierra National Forest encompasses more than 1.3 million acres between 900 and 13,986 feet in elevation. [Full Article]  EN ESPAÑOL



Know before you GO!

Changing conditions are to be expected in the Sierra National Forest, be prepared with things such as; jackets, extra food, water and tire chains.

Courtright Dam closure - August 31, 2015 until December 31, 2015 for PG&E maintenance. It will be closed 7 days a week from 6am-6pm. 

Fire Restrictions have been lifted. 

All Forest roads are subject to winter closure due to rain and snow. 

            Visit your Forest

                Sierra National Forest


Trip Planner High Sierra Ranger District Bass Lake Ranger District






Forest Plan Revision

R5 Map 3 Forests

The Sierra National Forest is one of three Forests in California revising its Forest Plan using the new Planning Rule. Interested parties are encouraged to learn more and participate. 

Dinkey Landscape Restoration Project/Collaborative

Dinkey Photo

The Dinkey Collaborative is a group of stakeholders representing diverse public interests to implement the federal Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program on the Dinkey Landscape.


Travel Analysis

Logo Travel Management

The Travel Management Rule of 2005 directs the Forest Service to evaluate its general road system.