Safety FirstSafety First

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

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.




Road and Driving Conditions

Driving on roads and highways in the National Forests of California can be a pleasant adventure or it can be frustrating, tiring, and sometimes even hazardous.  For current road conditions anywhere in California, call 1-800-427-7623 or visit the Cal Trans web site.

Tips for Safe Winter Driving

Whether it's snow, sleet, or ice, winter weather can cause extremely dangerous road conditions. Preparing yourself--and your vehicle--for winter weather is key.

Public Notices

Forest Orders

Federal agencies operate under the U.S. Code and the Code of Federal Regulations. These laws guide our policies and how we manage national forests and grasslands.

Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulation 261.50 (a) gives each Forest Supervisor the authority to issue orders which close or restrict use of the of described areas within the area over which he/she has jurisdiction. An order may close an area to entry or may restrict the use of an area by applying any or all of the prohibitions authorized in Title 36, Part 261, Subpart B, of the Code of Federal Regulations.

The current orders for the Klamath National Forest are posted so that visitors can reasonably be expected to be familiar with them.  List of Current Forest Orders