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.




Road, Fire, and Weather Conditions

Whether hiking in the backcountry or touring along a road, travel in the mountains poses certain risks. Here you'll find the conditions you may expect and what you need to know before you go...

Public Notices

Forest Orders and Forest Regulations

Some of these Forest Orders and Forest Regulations are implemented to protect public safety, prevent resource damage, preserve a particular areas setting (such as non motorized), protect wildlife populations and many other reasons. Please take time to read and understand them. If you have additional questions please call your local Ranger Station for clarification.

  • Kern River Ranger District  - (760) 376-3781
  • Hume Lake Ranger District - (559) 338-2251
  • Western Divide Ranger District - (559) 539-2607