Fire Restrictions


Campfire Photo

California Campfire Permit is required to have fire in dispersed campsite.  Campfire permits can be obtained for free at any Forest Service office or online at


Current Fire Restrictions

High Resolution Map - High & Moderate Fire Hazard Area

Forest Order No. STF-16-2022-08 Stanislaus National Forest Temporary Fire Restrictions -- High Fire Hazard Area

Forest Order No. STE-16-2022-07 Stanislaus National Forest Temporary Fire Restrictions Moderate Fire Hazard Areas


Woodcutting Information

Is woodcutting permitted during fire restrictions?

Woodcutting is also impacted by dry weather and conditions. Woodcutting is permissible with a valid permit on a day-to-day basis, depending on the daily fire danger rating, which can be obtained by calling (209) 532-5601 for recorded woodcutting information. You must also abide by the terms of the permit. Fuelwood permits can be obtained at any Forest Service from April 15- December 15. All Fuelwood permits expire December 15. Read more...

Residential Burn Permit Information

Can I burn piles at home?

Homeowners should always check with CAL FIRE and local air quality management agency before burning. All burning must take place on permissive burn days. Click here to view CAL FIRE burn permit information. Homeowners may also call in to obtain information on burn days by calling:

What can I burn with a burn permit?

With a valid burn permit on a permissive burn day, you can burn the following items... (information provided by CAL FIRE)

Where can I obtain a Burn Permit?

Burn permits can be obtained at a Forest Office located in Groveland, Hathaway Pines, Pinecrest and Mi Wuk Village. Permits are not available at the Sonora Forest Service Office. Or online at Calfire.