Alerts & Notices

Safety 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.


  • New fire restrictions
  • Bluff Mesa prescribed burn information
  • PCT at Spitler/Apache peaks (Section B)
  • Virtual services, including recreation passes, in response to COVID-19
  • New traffic pattern: Coxey Road (3N14)
  • Pacific Crest Trail, mile marker 172.5
  • Applewhite Campground
  • Pacific Crest Trail in Deep Creek Area reroute for equestrians


  • Critical Road closures
  • Aztec Falls and surrounding Deep Creek area
  • Developed recreation sites across the Forest
  • All visitor centers (virtual services offered)
  • Applewhite Campground and Picnic area
  • Grays Peak Trailhead, Grout Bay Picnic Area
  • Big Bear Discovery Center
  • Off-trail areas around Big Falls


Road Closures and Parking Lot Statuses

A list of current road closures throughout the Forest.

Other Sources of Fire Information

View our short-list of other fire information sources, both local and national.