Roads and facilities may be closed due to storm damage.

Safety First

  • Safety FirstPlease 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.


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Danger Tree Information

Tree mortality levels have substantially increased in forests in California over the past decade due to ongoing drought. Learn how the USDA Forest Service is responding to Tree Mortality in California. 

Plague Warning

Bubonic Plague is naturally occurring in the Sierra Nevada including the Lake Tahoe Basin. Visitors should always take precautions when visiting areas where active plague has been found. 

Public Notices

Forest 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.

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.