Forest & Regional Orders

Forest-wide or Multi-District

Order (pdf) Quick Subject

Seasonal Dirt Road and Trail Closure (winter)

During the winter and spring months vehicle use on dirt roads and trails is prohibited.

  • Every Year: January 1 through March 31 unless extended.

  • Shoulder Period: A forest order is issued to go into the closure early or extend the closure based on forest conditions at the time.

Vehicle

03-22-15 Camping Occupancy Restrictions (10 days for undeveloped area and 14 days for developed campground)

  • September 28, 2022 through September 27, 2025

Camping, Occupancy

03-22-11 Desolation Wilderness Food and Refuse Storage Restriction

  • July 18, 2022 through July 17, 2025

Wilderness, Use

Travel Management Designation - Link to project information

  • Allows highway legal and non-highway legal motor vehicle use by the public on 1,002 miles of Maintenance Level 2 native surfaced roads. In addition, there are 635 miles of surfaced roads suitable for passenger cars that were not a part of this decision.

  • Allows motorcycle, ATV, and high clearance vehicle use on 210 miles of trails. 

  • Prohibits public wheeled motor vehicle cross-country travel. 

  • Seasonal closure on all NFTS trails and native surfaced roads to highway legal and non-highway legal vehicles from January 1 through March 31 annually. Allows for extension before or after if conditions warrant.

  • Prohibits public wheeled over-the-snow travel on the following:

    • All designated snowmobile routes and cross-country ski trails on the ENF,

    • Mormon Emigrant Trail (10N50/Forest Route 5) from the junction of Silver Fork Road (11N40) southeast to the Iron Mountain SnoPark at Highway 88;

    • Loon Lake Campground Road (13N17);

    • Chipmunk Bluff Road (13N19);

    • Robbs Peak Road (13N31).

Vehicle

 

Georgetown Ranger District - Including Hell Hole area

Order (pdf)

Quick Subject

03-23-14  Seasonal Closure for Critical Deer Winter Range for non-motorized vehicles - Rock Creek

(Note: Motor vehicles are prohibited in this area from November 10 through May 1 by the Motor Vehicle Use Map) Affected roads: 12NY01, 12N81B, 12N81E, 12N83C, 12N83E, 11N81, 11N81B, 11N89, 11N92, 11N92A. Affected trails: 11E36, 11E37, 11E38 (1-2, 7, 7-1 Trails)

  • November 10, 2023 through May 1, 2024  (also same period in 2024-25 and 2025-26)

Vehicle

03-24-2xx East Zone Temporary Trail Closure - Rock Creek 
For the trails in the East Zone -- a wet weather closure will be triggered by 2.0 inches of snow. Call 530-344-6477 for the status of the trails. 

  • February 24, 2024 through June 30, 2024

Use 

03-24-2xx Wet Weather Closure for Rock Creek Trails for OHVs, bicycles and equestrians - this closure is triggered after 1.5 inches of rainfall, and is lifted after a 48 hour period of drying weather; it affects all other Rock Creek Trails not part of the Critical Deer Winter Range. Call 530-344-6477 for the status of the trails. 

  • March 26, 2024 through June 30, 2024

Use

 

Amador Ranger District - Highway 88 Corridor and south

Order (pdf)

Quick Subject

03-24-03 Developed Recreation Site, Road, and Trail Closures

  • April 30, 2024 through December 31, 2024

Vehicle, Use

03-24-02 Mormon Emigrant Trail Winter Vehicle Use Closure 

  • April 26, 2024 through April 25, 2026
Vehicle

03-24-04 Horse Canyon Trail (17E21) Closure 

  • April 1, 2024 through March 31, 2026

Vehicle

03-24-05 Deer Valley Trail (19E01) & Meadow Lake Road (09N01) Closure 

  • April 1, 2024 through March 31, 2026

Vehicle

03-24-02 Mormon Emigrant Trail Winter Vehicle Use Closure 

  • April 26, 2024 through April 25, 2026

Vehicle

03-23-10 Mokelumne Wilderness - Restricted Use

  • July 29, 2023 through May 31, 2026

Wilderness

03-22-21 Silver Bear Snowmobile Trail Wheeled Vehicle Closure

  • December 15, 2022 through December 14, 2024

Wheeled Vehicles

 

Placerville Ranger District - Highway 50 Corridor south to below Morman Emigrant Trail

Order (pdf)

Quick Subject

03-24-03 Developed Recreation Site, Road, and Trail Closures

  • April 30, 2024 through December 31, 2024

Vehicle, Use

03-24-02 Mormon Emigrant Trail Winter Vehicle Use Closure 

  • April 26, 2024 through April 25, 2026

Vehicle

03-22-21 Silver Bear Snowmobile Trail Wheeled Vehicle Closure

  • December 15, 2022 through December 14, 2024

Wheeled Vehicle

 

Pacific Ranger District - Crystal Basin / Ice House Road

Order (pdf)

Quick Subject

03- 24-07 Fashoda Campground and Sunset Boatramp Day Use Area Closure

  • April 30, 2024  through June 28, 2024

Vehicle, Use

03- 24-08 Barrett Lake 4x4 Trail Motor Vehicle Prohibition

  • April 23, 2024  through July 31, 2024

Vehicle, Use

03-24-01 Desolation Wilderness - Restricted Use

  • March 9, 2024 through March 8, 2027

Wilderness

 

 

Regional Orders - Applies to multiple forests in Region 5 (California)

Order

Quick Subject

21-05 National Forest System Roads

  • September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2024

Vehicle, Use

20-05 Careless & Reckless Operation of Vehicle and Commercial Hauling

  • July 16, 2020, through July 15, 2025

Vehicle

22-02 Regional Fire Related Restrictions (explosives and spark arrestors)

  • June 24, 2022 through May 29, 2025

Fire

88-4 Pacific Crest Trail - Using or possessing a bicycle except by special-use authorization on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Use

88-1 Wilderness

Wilderness

80-1 Wilderness

Wilderness