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


Alex Olow Flowers

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!

Would you like more information about the Tree Mortality Epidemic? Click Here!

Are you trying to call the High Sierra Ranger District? Phone issues may prevent you from reaching someone. Dial ext. #3300!

Check campground open/closed status.

“Temporary Limited Access Notice for Nellie Trailhead: Due to the Upper Billy Creek Campground Rehabilitation Project construction, the Nellie Trailhead will be closed to vehicle access from Monday, July 25th through Thursday, July 28th . Foot traffic will continue to be permitted. 

The 90 day comment period on the Draft Environmental Statement and the Forest Plan ends August 25th, click here to submit comments.

You can get a campfire permit online!

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Recent News


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.


50 Years of Historic Preservation on the Sierra National Forest

Years of Historic Preservation 50

Throughout 2016, the Sierra National Forest will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NHPA, & the legacy of 50 years of preservation.    

Travel Analysis

Logo Travel Management

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