Fire Restrictions in Effect on the Tahoe National Forest - 2018

Release Date: Aug 10, 2018



NEVADA CITY, Calif. Fire restrictions are still in effect from July 16, 2018 within the Tahoe National Forest. 

Fire Restrictions

  • No open fires, campfires or charcoal fires are allowed on Tahoe National Forest lands outside of designated areas, even with a valid California Campfire Permit.
  • Lanterns and portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed, unless otherwise restricted, with a valid California Campfire Permit, available from Forest Service offices during business hours and at
  • No welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame.
  • No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or designated recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
  • Internal combustion engines are restricted to National Forest System roads, trails, and areas, as identified on the Tahoe National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map (including the Prosser Pits Developed Off-Highway Vehicle Area). Motorized cross-country travel between roads, trails, and areas is prohibited.

Complete details regarding fire restrictions, including the list of designated recreation sites, on the Tahoe National Forest available at:

Those with a valid 2018 wood cutting permit may cut firewood in compliance with the terms of their permit.

Questions about fire restrictions, designated recreation sites, motor vehicle use and firewood cutting on the Tahoe National Forest may be directed to local Tahoe National Forest Service offices, including:  Supervisor’s Office, (530) 265-4531; American River Ranger District (Foresthill), (530) 367-2224; Sierraville Ranger District, (530) 994-3401; Truckee Ranger District, (530) 587-3558; and Yuba River Ranger District (Camptonville), (530) 288-3231.

If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by dialing 911.

The Tahoe National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map is available for free at any Tahoe National Forest office and at

Information regarding private land fire restrictions, regulated by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, is available at

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