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The Sequoia National Forest covers over 1.1 million acres in three counties of Southern California and offers an abundance of recreation opportunities for people to enjoy.  The Forest offers 52 developed campgrounds, hiking on more than 1,147 miles of trails including 47 miles of the PCT, over 314,448 acres of wilderness, 222 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers, 2,617 rivers and streams, world-class whitewater rapids, 158 ponds and lakes, boating, fishing, biking, horseback riding and more.

 

KNP Complex Closure Order - Reopening Portions of the Hume Lake Ranger District

Closure order 0513-21-36 reduces the closure area allowing for reopening portions of the Hume Lake Ranger District for public use will be in effect through December 31, 2021. Fire Information is available on inciweb at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7838/

Windy Fire - Area, Roads, and Trails Closure Order Reduced

NEW!!  Forest Order 0513-21-35 reduced area closure order will be in effect through December 31, 2021. Fire Information is available on inciweb at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7841/

French Fire - Area, Roads, and Trails Closure Order

Fire Information is available on inciweb at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7813/

Castle Fire - Area, Roads, and Trails Closure Order

 The Closure Order was extended for areas most impacted by the Castle Fire.

Forest Campfire Restrictions

June 30 through November 30, 2021, the following restrictions are in effect.

  • No Campfires will be allowed on Forest Service Land.
    Visitors with a valid California Campfire Permit may use a portable stove or lantern that uses gas, kerosene, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel, with a shut-off valve, in an area at least three feet from any flammable materials. Free campfire permits are available at www.readyforwildfire.org/prevent-wildfire/campfire-safety/.  
  • No Smoking is permitted, except within an enclosed vehicle.
  • No motorized vehicles off properly designated Forest Service roads or trails.
  • No welding, operating acetylene or other torches with an open flame. 
  • Fireworks, exploding targets, tracer rounds, and other incendiary ammunition or devices are not allowed in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument at any time. This includes sparklers or safe and sane fireworks.

Sequoia National Virtual Services Available

Although all Sequoia National Forest offices are temporarily closed, virtual services are available Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm by calling your local office or emailing SM.FS.SequoiaNF@usda.gov. 

  • Hume Lake Ranger District, Dunlap                             (559) 791-5758
  • Western Divide Ranger District, Springville                 (559) 483-0408
  • Kern River Ranger District, Kernville                           (760) 549-9533
  • Forest Supervisor’s Office, Porterville                          (559) 784-1500

Many services are available online

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Fire and Aviation ManagementThe Sequoia National Forest has a very active Fire and Aviation division. Find out more about Fire and Aviation Management (FAM) on the Sequoia.

 

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View our RESTORE video series.

 

California Tree Mortality.Tree mortality in California crosses all land ownerships; government, citizens and private industry are working together to mitigate hazards and create more resilient forests. More information is available at: www.fs.usda.gov/CATreeMortality.

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Forest Closes Location of the Historic Big Blue Mill Site to Public Access

The Sequoia National Forest has closed the Historic Big Blue Mill (Site) due to elevated levels of heavy metals that were determined to be a potential risk to public health. The Forest Service will be conducting an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EECA) this Fall/Winter to evaluate Removal Action alternatives in order to reduce the risk of exposure to human health and the environment. 

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