Forest & Regional Orders

Forest-wide or Multi-District

Order (pdf) Quick Subject

The Seasonal Road and Trail Closure IS in effect. 

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

03-23-01 Slab Creek Reservoir Day Use and Road Closure

  • February 4, 2023 through March 31, 2023
Vehicle, Use

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

03-23-01 Slab Creek Reservoir Day Use and Road Closure

  • February 4, 2023 through March 31, 2023
Vehicle, Use 

03-22-19 Mosquito Fire Area, Road, and Trail Closure

  • November 10, 2022 through March 31, 2023 .

Area Closure

03-22-212 Rock Creek Wet Weather Trail Closure 

  • December 28, 2022 until June 30, 2023 or until 48 hours of drying weather have occurred.

Vehicle, Equestrian

03-23-xxx Rock Creek East Side Snow Closure 

  • xx, 2023 until the snow has completely melted from the Bald Mountain Staging Area.

Vehicle, Equestrian

03-20-21 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)

  • November 1, 2022 through May 1, 2023

Vehicle

 

Amador Ranger District - Highway 88 Corridor and south

Order (pdf)

Quick Subject

03-21-04 Mormon Emigrant Trail Winter Vehicle Use Closure 

  • April 12, 2021 through April 11, 2024

Vehicle

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

03-23-01 Slab Creek Reservoir Day Use and Road Closure

  • February 4, 2023 through March 31, 2023
Vehicle, Use

03-21-04 Mormon Emigrant Trail Winter Vehicle Use Closure 

  • April 12, 2021 through Apri 11, 2024
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

03-22-18 Barrett Lake 4x4 Trail Motor Vehicle Prohibition

  • November 12, 2022  through July 31,2023
Vehicle, Use

03-21-02 Desolation Wilderness - Restricted Use

  • January 30, 2021 through January 29, 2024

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