Meadow Restoration


To all Plumas National Forest communities and visitors

Portions of the Plumas National Forest are open, however  restrictions on campfires, outdoor BBQ's, and smoking are in place. Portable lanterns and camp stoves using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel may now be used.

Additionally, all national forest lands, roads and trails near and within active and recent fires are closed to all forest activities including the Walker - map  and Bear/Claremont Fire Closure - map.

Again, no activities, including hunting and woodcutting, are allowed within any closure area across the forest. 

Dispersed camping is now allowed.

Woodcutting is allowed with a permit in open areas and if daily fire restrictions allow (1-800-847-7766).


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For more information on the North Complex (Claremont/Bear and Sheep Fires), please see and

We have lots more information about recreation opportunities across the forest!

Image of stacked split firewoodPersonal Use Firewood Permits Required – NEW! The free personal woodcutting permit program has been extended through December 31, 2020 and current permits slated to expire September 30 will be honored until December 31, 2020 as well. Hard copy permits are required to be in your possession when cutting firewood and tags must be visible on your load. Commercial firewood cutters require permits; no green trees may be cut for commercial or personal use.

All firewood cutters must check woodcutting status daily (before 4:00 pm) prior to cutting (1-800-847-7766) as chainsaw use may be restricted or prohibited depending on daily fire restrictions.

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Plumas National Forest Recreation Sites

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Portions of the Plumas National Forest are now open and hiking, biking, off road vehicle use (stay on designated roads and trails), horseback riding, mining (with a permit), and boating, among many other activities, may again be enjoyed. Note: many areas are closed due to past and recent fire activity plus Forest-wide restrictions on camping and fires are in place. Always check Forest Closures before you visit.

Permanent Fire Jobs Available

US Forest Service LogoRegion 5 Forest Service fall “Fire Hire” process (permanent jobs) starts August 10 and run through September 4, 2020. Be part of a top team on the Plumas National Forest and make a difference in your community.

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Christmas Tree Permits

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Christmas trees permits may only be purchased on-line (anytime) and by mail (request must be received by Dec. 1), to cut trees through Dec. 31.

Antelope Lake Recreation Area

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The Antelope Recreation Area is open for general use but campgrounds are closed, dispersed camping is prohibited, and fire restrictions are in place. The boat launch is open.


Fire use restrictions in effect

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Campfires are not allowed outside of open, developed recreation sites (on public land) through November 30, 2020.

PNF Firewood Permits Now Required

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Effective September 9, PNF “hard copy” firewood permits are required. Permits are free until Dec. 31, 2020. Purchase permits using email, mail or phone options.

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