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The Lassen National Forest is open with Camping and Fire Restrictions

Lassen and Plumas National Forests Sheep Fire Closure Order: Lassen Forest Order No. 06-20-10 & Plumas Forest Order No. 05-11-02-20-14

[T]o provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited:

  1. Going into or being within the Sheep Fire Closure Area boundary, as shown on the attached map. 36 CFR § 261.52(e).
  2. Being on any National Forest system road within the Sheep Fire Closure Area boundary, as shown on the attached map. 36 CFR § 261.54(e).

Forest Order 06-20-09 (Hog Fire Closure Order)

The Hog Fire Closure Order will facilitate unimpeded ingress and egress for fire and other emergency responders, as well as owners, lessees, and residents of land in the area—while limiting public exposure to fire danger and impaired visibility due to smoke.

Forest Order No. 06-20-08 Developed Recreation Site Closures

[T]o provide for public and employee health and safety by keeping developed recreation sites, except those listed in Exhibit A and trailheads, closed on the Lassen National Forest through November 1, 2020. This closure may be terminated or extended as conditions warrant.

Personal Use Fuelwood Permit Request

Fuelwood Permits are for noncommercial, personal use only.

Almanor Ranger District Commercial Fuelwood Permit Request

Commercial Fuelwood Permits are valid for use on the Lassen National Forest, Almanor Ranger District (Zone IV) ONLY. The cost is $10.00 per cord with a five cord minimum and ten cord maximum per request. Only one Commercial Fuelwood Permit and/or Third Party Permit may be active at one time.


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Know Before You Fly: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (aka Drones)

The U.S. Forest Service is highly interested in new technologies and believes there is potential to use Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)... 

Lassen National Forest - Driving

Driving Lassen National Forest Backcountry Byway Complete Backcountry Byway Guide in PDF (Large File - 80mb) Intro Section (9mb - PDF) Sierra Nevada Section (15mb - PDF)... 


Lassen fuelwood helps keep local communities warmer, wildfires smaller

Cutting fuelwood is part of the local culture for communities around the Lassen National Forest, as many of the homes in the area rely on the forest to heat their homes in the colder months.

LNF Christmas Tree Program 2020

The cost for a personal use Christmas tree permit is $10.00 per tree (limited to two per household). See details: Christmas Tree Permits

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