Lassen National Forest Lifts Fire Restrictions

SUSANVILLE, Calif. — Lassen National Forest officials will lift fire restrictions forest-wide, effective Friday, October 5, 2018.

Forest visitors may once again have campfires outside of developed campgrounds and recreation sites, although California Campfire permits are still required. The free permit may be obtained online at or from Forest Service offices during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m.). Visitors are reminded to keep campfires small and ensure they are completely extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving.

It remains the responsibility of woodcutters to obtain the "woodcutting status" by calling (530) 257-9553 each day before heading out to cut wood.  The recorded message will be updated to notify potential woodcutters if there are restrictions such as 1 o'clock shut-down, open all day (no restrictions), or no woodcutting allowed that day.

As a reminder, woodcutters must assure chainsaws are equipped with spark arresters, possess valid woodcutting permits and attach tags to their loads, so they are easily visible as they transport the wood.

For more information, contact any Lassen National Forest office.

Almanor Ranger District Office                 (530) 258-2141

Eagle Lake Ranger District Office            (530) 257-4188

Hat Creek Ranger District Office               (530) 336-5521

Forest Headquarters                                   (530) 257-2151