Shasta-Trinity National Forest Temporarily Closed

Contact(s): Carol Underhill

Due to historic and dangerous fire conditions and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit, all Shasta-Trinity National Forest land, roads and trails are now closed per Regional Order 20-10. The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region issued this order across the 18 national forests in the state to provide for public and firefighter safety. The order is currently in effect through September 14 and will be re-evaluated at that time.

"These temporary closures are necessary to protect the public and to allow our limited firefighting staff to focus on the mission of safely suppressing existing fires, while also being available to respond to new starts,” said Forest Supervisor Scott Russell. ”We sympathize with the people and businesses who are impacted by this temporary closure. It will be in place until September 15 or as soon as conditions improve and we are confident that National Forest visitors can recreate safely.”

Current fires burning on the Shasta-Trinity NF include the Red Salmon Complex, Hobo, Elkhorn and Hopkins Fires. The Elkhorn and Hopkins Fires have merged, and together with the Willow and Vinegar Fires further south will be managed under the August Complex. An evacuation order is in place for the community of Denny. An evacuation warning is in place for the communities of Forest Glen and Post Mountain. For current information about these fires — including maps, closure areas and public fire information phone numbers — please visit InciWeb at

Marinas and other resorts located on the forest and operating under special use permit from the Forest Service are closed. Customers with reservations will be notified by each individual business. Notifications to those who reserved Federal recreation sites through will be made as soon as possible and refunds will be processed.

The Forest Service thanks our partners and the public for their cooperation and understanding of this monumental fire threat. It is critical that all forest visitors follow these important closures and restrictions for their own safety and the safety of our firefighters.

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