Plumas NF holiday closure & recreation tips

Release Date: Jul 3, 2018  

QUINCY, CA – Offices will be closed on the July 4th holiday but the Plumas National Forest (PNF) is open and ready to be enjoyed!

Tips to help ensure you and your family have an enjoyable holiday include:

  • Following the July 4th national holiday, Forest offices will resume normal business hours on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Fire stations are staffed seven days a week; call 911 to report a fire.
  • Please leave fireworks at home as they are illegal to possess or use on any National Forest lands.
  • In the event of an emergency, telephone landlines are the most reliable means of calling 911. The increased number of cell phone calls during holidays often strains rural telecommunication systems, sometimes creating problems making a call. There are also many areas within the forest that do not have cell phone reception. Be situationally aware and have a back-up plan for emergencies.
  • Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure your coals are cool to the touch before you leave it. The PNF anticipates fire restrictions on public land by mid-July.
  • Secure trailer chains; don’t let them drag on the pavement and cause sparks.
  • Expect heavier vehicle traffic in and around the area. Drive defensively and slow down if the road is dusty. This is the season for baby animals, watch for them.

Have a safe and happy vacation on the beautiful Plumas National Forest!

For information about the Plumas National Forest visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas and www.Facebook.com/usfsplumas.