Sierra National Forest Roads

Road Work on Forest


Sierra National Forest Current Road Conditions as of 

June 08, 2020


Motor Vehicle use Maps (MVUM) To locate roads and trails designated for vehicle use, and their opening/closing dates on the Sierra National Forest please click here. It is your responsibility to reference the MVUM to stay on designated routes for motor vehicle use.

Open/Close dates are subject to change without notice and can be condition based due to  weather and safety factors.

When driving forests roads please watch your speed.

Status Road Seasonal Gate Open Date Seasonal Gate Close Date Comments
Open Minarets Road (FR) 81 Sierra Vista Scenic Byway (4S81) 05/01 12/01 Expect contrustion on road between Mile post 11-23. Slight delays when chipsealing begins.
Open Beasore (FR 7) from Bass Lake (5S07) 01/01 12/01 Beginning June 10th construction at Chiquito Bridge, expect two (2) hour delays. On June 29th road will close to through traffic for bridge replacement,
Open Big Creek (10S02) 01/01 12/31  
Open Big Fir Road (10S13) 04/15 12/01  
Open Black Rock (11S12) 01/01 12/01 Closed north of campground in winter.
Open Central Camp (6S42) 04/01 12/15  
Open Courtright (10S16) 04/15 12/01 Hazard Tree Work in Area - No Facilities Available - No Boat Dock but, Lake is accessible.
Open Dinkey Creek Road (T1) 01/01 12/31 (Fresno County maintained) 
Open Dinkey-Trimmer (10S69) 05/01 12/01 10S69 From Trimmer North Open All Year . 
Open Garnet Dike (12S01) 01/01 12/01  Rough road high clearance recommended
Open Grizzly Road (FR 6S01) 04/15 12/01 Cattleguard near Beasore Meadow, Hazard Trees
Open Huntington Lake Road (T2) 05/01 12/01 Closes in winter for OSV
Open Kaiser Pass Road (5S80) 05/20 12/01  
Open McKinley Grove Road (11S40) 05/01 12/01  
Open Peterson Mill Road (10S2) 01/01 12/31  
Open Peckinpah-Whisky Falls (FR 8S09) 05/01 12/01  
Open Providence Creek (10S17) 01/01 12/01  
Open Raymond/Goat Meadow (Hwy41) 04/15 12/01 Pack it in  and Pack it out/ No Services 
Open Rock Creek (9S09) 04/15 12/01 Closed at lower Cow Creek Bridge
Closed Rodgers Ridge (11S07) 07/01 10/01 Not maintained
Open Ross Crossing (10S24) 04/15 12/01 Large Rock in Road and other debris.
Open San Joaquin Railroad Grade (8S08) 01/01 12/31  
Open Sky Ranch Road (FR 10) (6S10) 01/01 12/01

 Year round Off Hwy 41/Road leading to Nelder Grove Closed 

Open Sky Ranch Road/Beasore Loop (6S10X) 04/15 12/15 Trees down
Open Stump Springs Road (7S05) 03/01 12/01  
Open Whisky Falls Road (FR 8S70) 04/15 12/01 Along 4S81-7S07/No Trailers...
Open Chowchilla Mtn. Road (5S09) 01/01 12/01  


Construction on Beasore Road will begin on Wednesday June 10th, 2020 paving work will take place on the road one (1) mile passed the Chiquito Bridge. Visitors can expect up to two (2) hour traffic delays during the project, and a lot of construction equipment traffic along Beasore Road.

There will be no parking allowed on the shoulders and various pullouts during the construction period. This project work is expected to last for approximately 2 weeks.

On Monday June 29th, 2020 work will then begin on the replacement of the Upper Chiquito Bridge. During this phase of construction Beasore Road starting at the Upper Chiquito Bridge will not be passable for approximately 120 days the use of alternate routes during this period will be necessary.

Use Grizzly Road up and around thru the 4S81 (Minarets Road) which will also have road construction taking place. During construction on Minarets the road will not be closed to traffic but, drivers to the area can expect delays, especially when the chip-seal work begins. Road work will take place from Mile post 11- Mile Post 23.

All drivers are reminded to obey all traffic laws in the designated construction zones, and speed limits.

For more information on this project and alternate routes through the forest please contact the Bass Lake Ranger District at 559-877-2218.

For more information on road conditions please contact our Offices.

WINTER DRIVING in the Sierra National Forest, may require tire chains & cables - Be prepared for rapidly changing conditions: Chain control is in effect in the Sierra National Forest when roads are snowy and slippery, which may be any time, usually November through April. State law requires ALL vehicles (including 4-wheel/all-wheel drive) to carry tire chains or cables when entering chain-control areas (CA Vehicle Code, Section 605, Sections 27450-27503).  To find more information on current road conditions and chain requirements please follow this link to Caltrans Quick Map.