Regulations for Forest Users

As a visitor to the National Forests, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forests and the natural environment, to ensure the health and safety of visitors, and to promote a pleasant and rewarding outdoor recreation experience for all visitors. Forest Officers are empowered to enforce the Federal Regulations Title 36 CFR 261 applicable to National Forest use.

Regional Foresters and Forest Supervisors may issue orders that will close or restrict the use of certain areas if the need arises. Such orders will be posted so that visitors to the National Forest can reasonably be expected to be familiar with them. Copies of the orders will be available in the offices of Forest Supervisors and District Rangers.

Please remember to be careful! You are primarily responsible for your own safety. Look out for natural hazards and dangers when you are in the forest. If you hike off trails or swim or dive in streams or lakes, you do so at YOUR OWN RISK.

 

Definitions

These definitions appear in Title 36 CFR 261.2 and apply to all regulations listed on the General Rules web page.  Follow the link listed above to view the Definitions web page. 

 

General Rules

Basic descriptions of rules you need to know while visiting the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.  Follow the link listed above to view the General Rules web page. 



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