Forest Orders

Forest Officers are empowered to enforce the Code of Federal Regulations applicable to National Forest use. The regulations are designed to protect the Forests and the natural environment, to ensure the health and safety of visitors, and to promote a pleasant and rewarding outdoor recreation experience for all visitors.

Regional Foresters and Forest Supervisors may issue orders that will close or restrict certain areas or uses of the National Forest if the need arises. Such orders hold the weight of law and will be posted so that visitors to the National Forest can reasonably be expected to be familiar with them. Copies of the orders will be available in the offices of Forest Supervisors and District Rangers. Listed below are Forest Orders for the Tahoe National Forest.

Regional Orders applicable to all National Forests in California

88-2  Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

15-01  Use of explosives, fireworks, combustion engines

15-02  Possession of Alcohol

15-04  Motor Vehicle Use

16-01  Off-Highway Vehicle Use



17-17-09            Fire Restrictions-TERMINATED

17-17-08             Bowman Road (updated) Closure-EXPIRED

17-17-07             Cal-Ida Road Closure-EXPIRED

17-17-06             Forest Road No. 72 Closure-EXPIRED

17-17-05             Bowman Road Closure-EXPIRED

17-17-04             Buckeye Road Closure-EXPIRED

17-17-03             Bowman Road Closure-TERMINATED

17-17-02              Mosquito Ridge Road Closure-TERMINATED

17-17-01              Bowman and Mosquito Ridge road closures-TERMINATED

17-95-185            14-day Camping Limit, Undeveloped

17-95-186            14-day Camping Limit, Designated & 6-person per site limit

17-95-187            Transportation of Forest Products

17-16-01              Fire Restrictions 

American River Ranger District

17-18-01           American River Ranger District- Mosquito Ridge Road

17-94-164            North Fork American Wild and Scenic River – aircraft

17-95-166            Sugar Pine Restricted Use Area – camping and fires

17-95-167            Big Reservoir Restricted Use Area – camping and fires

17-95-168            Red Star Ridge Camping Restriction

17-95-169            French Meadows Restricted Use Area – camping and fires

17-95-171            Forest Road #10 (Sugar Pine Road) – parking

17-95-172            Forest Road #96 (Mosquito Ridge Road) – tractor-trailers

17-95-173            North Fork Restricted Use Area – camping and fires

17-95-174            North Fork Restricted Use Area – firearms and vehicles off road

17-95-197            Granite Chief Wilderness

17-98-223            Foresthill Motorized Use

Sierraville Ranger District

17-98-222            Sand Ridge and Hole in the Ground Trails

17-95-201            Jackson Meadows and Austin Meadows Restricted Use Area – camping and fires

17-98-226            Forest Road #07 (Fibreboard Road) – speed limit

Truckee Ranger District

17-94-165            Truckee Corridor Restricted Use Area – camping and fires

17-95-188            Forest Road #73 (Boca Dam Bridge) – 20,000 lb limit

17-95-190            Forest Road #5001-5 (Ward Peak Road)

17-95-193            Boca Townsite and Boca Overlook Trails

17-95-194            Palisades Creek Trail

17-95-195            Powderhorn and Five Lakes Trails

17-95-197            Granite Chief Wilderness

17-95-198            Stampede Island Closure

17-95-199            Little Truckee Restricted Use Area – camping and fires

17-95-200            Boca Reclamation Zone Restricted Use Area – dam area closure

17-96-208            Pole Creek Special Closure

17-96-209            Boca Special Closure

17-97-215            Granite Chief and Painted Rock Trails – bicycles

17-98-222            Sand Ridge and Hole in the Ground Trails

Yuba River Ranger District

17-95-175            South Yuba Restricted Use Area – camping

17-95-176            South Yuba Restricted Use Area – fires

17-95-177            Fuller Lake Restricted Use Area – camping and fires

17-95-181            Omega Roads

17-95-183            Forest Road #18-20 (Windy Point Road)

17-95-202            Oregon Creek Restricted Use Area – camping and nudity

17-95-203            Bullards Bar Restricted Use Area – camping and fires

17-95-204            North Yuba Restricted Use Area – camping, fires, parking

17-00-229            Bullards Bar Bald Eagle Closure

17-00-230            Forest Road #125-13


Permit Information

Information on permit requirements is available from Forest Service Offices. If you  have any questions or need help, please contact your nearest Forest Officer or visit the nearest Forest Service Office.

Thank you for helping protect your National Forests.