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.
Mosquito Fire Area, Road and Trail Closure
Date(s): Jan 1, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023
Dispersed Camping Restrictions along HWY 20 on Tahoe National Forest lands
Date(s): Apr 29, 2022
High elevation forest roads closed through June 15
Date(s): May 28, 2023 - Jun 15, 2023
Burlington OHV Area Closure
Date(s): May 2, 2023
Information regarding weather conditions, road conditions, snow levels and winter safety.
Forest Officers are empowered to enforce the Code of Federal Regulations applicable to National Forest use. The regulations are designed to protect the Forests and the natural environment, to ensure the health and safety of visitors, and to promote a pleasant and rewarding outdoor recreation experience for all visitors.
Regional Foresters and Forest Supervisors may issue orders that will close or restrict certain areas or uses of the National Forest if the need arises. Such orders hold the weight of law and will be posted so that visitors to the National Forest can reasonably be expected to be familiar with them. Copies of the orders will be available in the offices of Forest Supervisors and District Rangers. By clicking the link above, you will find a listing of Forest Orders for the Tahoe National Forest.