Learn about National Forest closures.

Sierra National Forest Temporarily Closed For Public Safety 

The Sierra National Forest (SNF) remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with the continued burning of the  Creek Fire and Bullfrog Fire, a combination of extreme conditions, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit. 

Due to these conditions, the Sierra National Forest is announcing the following temporary closure with limited access to provide for continued public safety.

Forest Order No. 05-15-00-20-16 Sierra National Forest-Creek Closure Order:

This Order is effective from October 17, 2020 through November 1, 2020.

See full closure order click link: Forest Order No. 05-15-00-20-16 Sierra-Creek- Closure

The Record please click link: Forest Order No. 05-15-00-20-16 Sierra-Creek-Closure (Record) 

Going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the Sierra National Forest
Closure Area, as shown on Exhibit A and described in Exhibit B.

Sierra-Creek Closure 05-15-00-20-16 Exhibit A

Sierra-Creek Closure 05-15-00-20-16 Exhibit B 

Being on a National Forest System road within the Sierra National Forest, except those
listed in Exhibit C outside of the Sierra National Forest Closure Area.

Sierra-Creek Closure 05-15-00-20-16 Exhibit C 

Being on a National Forest System trail within the Sierra National Forest, except those
listed in Exhibit D outside of the Sierra National Forest Closure Area.

Sierra-Creek Closure 05-15-00-20-16 Exhibit D

 

 Recreation Residence Clean-up - Permit Holder - Information

The Sierra National Forest (SNF) will allow individuals who were evacuated from cabins during the Creek Fire an opportunity to return and collect their belongings, clean, close, and winterize their property. Please follow this link for more information regarding the procedures and processes to take to gain access. 

Permit Holder Access/Recreation Residence Clean-up

CREEK FIRE

 

SNF offices remain physically closed during this time however, we do have staff working virtually to assist with your information needs. 

  • High Sierra Ranger District: 559-855-5355 - ex.0, or 3300/3301
  • Bass Lake Ranger District: 559-877-2218 - ex.0
  • Forest Supervisors Office: 559-297-0706

For tips from the CDC on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus, go to: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019 

Information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is available at: www.usda.gov/coronavirus.

MAPS: You can purchase Sierra National Forest Visitor Maps through our partner organization, Three Forests Interpretive Association (3FIA). The 3FIA web site is now fully functioning to sell maps click here: www.3forests.us

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HikingCamping OHV Riding FishingHunting

We have a lot more information about recreation opportunities across the forest.

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**CAMPING RESTRICTIONS**Forest Order No. 05-15-00-19-10 

**PARKING RESTRICTIONS**Forest Order No. 05-15-00-19-11

Information regarding Campgrounds: Forest Order No. 05-15-00-19-08 Developed Recreation Site and Road Closure

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You can purchase Sierra National Forest Visitor Maps through our partner organization, Three Forests Interpretive Association (3FIA). The 3FIA web site is now fully functioning to sell maps click here: www.3forests.us.  

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