Sierra National Forest Roads

Road Work on Forest


Sierra National Forest Current Road Conditions

as of  June 7, 2021


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.

If a road is found gated after the MVUM date for opening, please contact the Sierra National Forest Roads manager at 559-297-0706 ex. 4961 or 559-392-0423 

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 Be aware of possible downed trees.
Open Beasore (FR 7) from Bass Lake (5S07) 01/01 12/01  
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) 05/01 12/01 Reservoir water level is very low
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 12/31  Rough road, No Trailers
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 First 5.6 Miles
Open Kaiser Pass Road (5S80) 05/28 12/01 Second 14.5 Miles - Memorial Weekend
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 -  CLOSES WITH SNOW
Open Rock Creek (9S09) 04/15 12/01  
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

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  


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.