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Hazardous Conditions from Rain Event after Wildfires

Woodcutting: Information on woodcutting and obtaining a personal use firewood permit. It is the responsibility of the permittee to obtain the Woodcutting Status each day prior to cutting by calling 1-800-847-7766. Chainsaw use may be restricted or prohibited depending on daily fire restrictions. 

Fire Area Closures: Some National Forest System lands, roads, trails, and recreation sites near and within recent fire areas are closed to all forest activities. 
Forest Order 05-11-03-22-01 - Feather River Ranger District Recreation Sites (North Complex) - Map
Forest Order 05-11-03-22-02 - Feather River Ranger District Roads and Trails (North Complex) - Map 

Fire Restrictions: Effective November 1, 2022, the Plumas National Forest is extending Stage I Fire Restrictions.  This is due to ongoing dry fuel conditions and increased fire danger.  Campfires are only allowed in designated recreation sites identified in Exhibit A.  Smoking is restricted to inside enclosed vehicles or buildings, in designated recreation sites identified in Exhibit A, or in a 3-foot radius cleared of all flammable materials.  Internal combustion engines are restricted to designated roads and trails.  Please see full closure order here for details.  Fire restrictions on private lands are managed by CAL FIRE. Always check current conditions and “know before you go.”

Campfire Permits are available online

Burn Permits: Information about burning on private land (under state jurisdiction), including obtaining online burn permits.

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Feather Falls Recreation Area Closed

Middle Fork sign (on trail destroyed by fire)

Extensive fire damage to the trail, campground, overlook, and surrounding area from the 2020 North Complex will take time to fix.

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New Campground Reservation Opportunities and Some New Fee Sites

Fee Station Signs

More campsites across the Plumas National Forest (Feather River Canyon, Bucks Lake, Lake Davis, and Lakes Basin recreation areas) will be available by reservation this year. Visitors can also expect to pay modest fees at additional recreation sites managed by Outdoors in Plumas, the concessionaire operating under permit to the Plumas National Forest.

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