Alerts & Notices

2017 Storm Damage

Last winter a series of strong storms hit California, causing extensive damage to roads, trails, infrastructure and ecosystems on California's national forests. Follow the link below to help you determine where road damage has occurred and how it might impact your plans to visit the Eldorado National Forest. Please contact the local Forest Service office for the most complete and up-to-date information on road and trail damage or closures.

Safety First

Please be aware of these alerts and notices because many unexpected situations can present difficult challenges for forest visitors.

Safety First

Be well informed and prepared for your next visit to the forest.

Before venturing out, contact the nearest Forest Service office for recent information on alerts, advisories, notices and closures.

To report an emergency, please call 911.


  • Ellis Road is Temporarily Closed for Repairs.
  • Fire Restrictions in Effect July 14!
  • List of Forest Road Closures Due to Storm Damage Repairs


Local Road Conditions

El Dorado County has a website that contains the road closures and cautions throughout the County for the public to keep track and check before venturing from their homes.


Public Notices

Forest Specific Orders

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.  Follow the link listed above to view and read the Forest Orders.

General Regulations

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.  Follow the link listed above for more information.

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