Forest Orders

Regional Foresters and Forest Supervisors may issue orders that will close or restrict the use of certain areas if the need arises. Such orders 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 online and in the offices of Forest Supervisors and District Rangers.

Emergency Fire Restrictions Extended

Oct. 30, 2020 - Due to continued dangerous wildfire conditions, emergency fire restrictions remain in effect across all National Forest lands in California, including the CA and NV sides of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Smoking outdoors and all recreational fires, including campfires, bonfires, warming fires, wood fires, charcoal fires, or any other kind of outdoor fires, involving solid fuels are prohibited. View the Forest Order at Wildfire preparedness and prevention is everyone's responsibility! Learn what you can do to prepare for and prevent wildfires at and

Emergency Camping Restrictions Extended

Oct. 2, 2020 - Emergency camping restrictions have been extended through November. Camping or overnighting is prohibited in all wilderness and backcountry areas including Desolation Wilderness, Meiss Country, Blackwood Canyon, Luther Pass and Watson Lake campgrounds. Hosted campgrounds reopened today, but keep in mind no campfires or charcoal are permitted. View the Forest Order at

Developed Recreation Site Fire Restrictions

September 3, 2020"Significant wildfire activity, continued hot and dry weather conditions and an increase in the National Preparedness Level, and limited availability of national and regional firefighting resources, has prompted us to join our partners in implementing enhanced fire restrictions,” said LTBMU Forest Supervisor, Danelle D. Harrison. “The enhanced restrictions go into effect prior to Labor Day Weekend and prohibit wood or charcoal fires in National Forest campgrounds and resorts in the Tahoe Basin.” Follow the links below to view the forest order and map.

Local Orders

Alcohol Prohibition


Campfire Restrictions


Cave Rock

Desolation Wilderness


Firearm Regulations

Fire Restrictions

Food and Refuse Storage

Grass Lake

Metal Detectors

Meyers Landfill


South Shore Recreation Corridor Closure

Taylor Creek

Winter Vehicle Restrictions