Alerts & Notices

Storm Damage 2017 mapThis winter a series of strong storms hit California, causing extensive damage to roads, trails, infrastructure and ecosystems on California's national forests. This map will help you determine where road damage has occurred and how it might impact your plans to visit the national forest.

While the map is linked directly to the Forest Service database and is kept as current as possible, please contact your local Forest Service office for the most complete and up-to-date information on road and trail damage or closures.

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.

General Closure Areas Map

Shows all three fire area closures in relation to forest and each other



  • Cove Fire Area Closure
  • Steele Fire Area Closure
  • Parker 2 Fire Area Closure
  • 2017 Fire Safety Restrictions


Road Conditions

Driving on the Modoc National Forest varies from season to season and depends on the type of road you choose. Follow these tips for driving in the National Forest.