Please contact your local Forest Office for updated conditions or to report road and trail damage.

Public Use Restrictions

Wondering if you can have a campfire? Public Use Restrictions can affect where you are allowed to smoke, the types of roads you can travel, and where – or even if - you are allowed to have a campfire.

The public’s awareness of the increasing fire danger and cooperation is essential to a safe fire season. Recreationists, firewood cutters, hunters, and other forest users can all help by closely adhering to restrictions, operating safely and cautiously, and keeping up-to-date on the latest orders and regulations.

Current Public Use Restrictions

Forest Orders 

Temporary Forest Orders


Long-term Forest Orders

  • June 5, 2024 - June 5, 2026: Forest ORDER NO. 06-10-24-07 Occupancy and Use - Camping Restriction
  • May 24, 2024 - Sept. 30, 2024: Forest ORDER NO. 06-10-22-24-24 Illinois River River Corridor Alcohol Prohibition Area
  • May 14, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024: Forest ORDER NO. 06-10-22-24-03 Illinois River Fire & Parking Restrictions
  • Jun 21, 2023 - Jun 1, 2028: Forest ORDER NO. 06-10-20-23-52 Ashland Watershed Camping & Campfire Prohibition
  • Regional Order Occupancy & Use: Alcohol Prohibitions

    The Regional Alcohol Prohibition (Regional Order #06-00-00-23-01) prohibits the possession or consumption of alcohol by people under the age of 21 across National Forest lands in Oregon and Washington.

  • Regional Fireworks Exploding Targets Prohibition Order

    This order prohibits possessing, discharging or using any kind of firework or other pyrotechnic device capable of igniting fires or creating safety hazards to forest visitors, and prohibits using an explosive; (including exploding targets.) This order is applicable across all 17 National Forests in the Pacific Northwest, and is effective June 22, 2022 through June 22, 2025, unless sooner rescinded.

  • Regional Aquatic Invasive Species Order 

    Regional Aquatic Invasive Species Order (Order Number 06-00-00-21-01) prohibits the possession or transport of various known aquatic invasive species on Region 6 National Forest lands across those lands in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California. This order is effective beginning March 21, 2021 for a period of 5 years, unless sooner rescinded. It supersedes Regiona Order Number 06-00-00-16-0001, dated March 28, 2016.