Current Conditions

The forest is always changing. Find out the latest in weather, road and campground status, lake levels, fish stocking, etc.!

graphic of a hand writingForest Rules, Regulations, and Forest Specific Forest Orders (regulations)


  • Recreation Facility Status

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    For information on current conditions and open/close status of forest recreation facilities.

  • Road and Trail Status

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    For information on current conditions and open/close status of forest roads and trails.

  • Daily Burn Day Status

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    Contractors and wood cutters can check on this page for the current and expected Burn Day Status for projects and woodcutting.

  • Fire Restriction Status

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    Wood, charcoal, and gas fires are typically allowed on the Eldorado National Forest. As conditions change restrictions on fires will go into effect. Please check before you leave home.

  • Reservoir Levels

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    This is a California Department of Water Resources site. Information on the current water storage levels and total capacities on the major reservoirs in California. (external link)

  • Web Cameras

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    If you want to see for yourself what the forest looks like check out these web cameras.(external link)

  • Fires and Emergencies

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    When a large fire or emergency occurs on the Forest, we will provide up-to date information on the InciWeb site. For information on incidents in California try these links:

  • Fish Stocking

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    Many of the reservoirs and lakes in the forest are planted with catchable-size trout from Department of Fish and Wildlife hatcheries. If conditions permit, the following lakes, reservoirs and ponds, listed by county, will be restocked. Check out their Fishing Guide to help you plan your adventures. (external link)

  • Weather

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    Weather conditions vary across the Forest, where elevation ranges from 1,500 feet in the canyons to 10,000 feet at the Sierra Nevada crest. Be prepared for sudden changes in weather. Check the forecast before you adventure out. (external link)