California Campfire Permits

Image with text Do you have a California Campfire Permit?If not, do you have a smartphone?A portion of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's Bridgeport and Carson Ranger Districts are in California. Visitors will need to obtain a free California Campfire Permit if they plan to build a campfire or use a barbecue or stove, unless in a developed recreation area (campground or picnic area). 

Permits are also available at:

USDA Forest Service

Bureau of Land Management

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Cal Fire ~ Online website


Permits are available at the following offices:

  • Bridgeport
    Ranger District

    75694 US-395
    Bridgeport, CA 93517
    (760) 932-7070

  • Carson
    Ranger District

    1536 South Carson Street
    Carson City, NV 89701
    (775) 882-2766

  • Supervisor's Office

    1200 Franklin Way
    Sparks, NV 89431
    (775) 331-6444

Note: Please remember that regulations governing campfires are specific to each national forest and change with weather conditions and the seasons. Learn more about fire restrictions pertaining the area you are visiting.