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.
Find closures, camping regulations, campfire restrictions and more under Forest Orders. These documents are also available to view at the Forest Supervisor and Ranger District Offices.
The weather can change suddenly and dramatically. Be prepared by monitoring road and weather conditions before you set out for the day.
The Stanislaus National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation Map Now in Effect
The Forest Service has designated a system of trails and areas for OSV use on the Stanislaus National Forest to provide public access and ensure the safety and enjoyment for all users. The Over-Snow Vehicle Use Map (OSVUM) identifies where and when OSV-use is authorized to occur.
The Stanislaus National Forest OSV-use designations include:
• 119,104 acres of cross-country OSV use
• 24.7 miles of NFS OSV-use trails available for grooming
• 58.4 miles of un-groomed NSF OSV-use trails
• Minimum snow depth requirements