Snow-covered slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains with blue, cloudy sky.

View of the Sierra Crest. Photo by: Mauro Napoletano, Patrol 42


Popular Recreation Activities

HikingCamping OHV Riding FishingHunting

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

Sierra National Forest Officials issue Forest Order No.05-15-51-18-15 Ferguson Fire Area Trail Closures

Know before you go!

Sierra National Forest Officials Issue: Trail Closure Order Shadow of the Giants Trail

Forest Order 05-15-00-17-17 Wilderness Campfire Restrictions

Check: campground open/closed status.

Information regarding Campgrounds: Forest Order 05-15-00-18-03 Recreation Site and Road Closure - June 12, 2018

You can get a campfire permit online!

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Forest Plan Revision

R5 Map 3 Forests

The Sierra National Forest is one of three Forests in California revising its Forest Plan using the new Planning Rule. Interested parties are encouraged to learn more and participate. 

Dinkey Landscape Restoration Project/Collaborative

Dinkey Photo

The Dinkey Collaborative is a group of stakeholders representing diverse public interests to implement the federal Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program on the Dinkey Landscape.


50 Years of Historic Preservation on the Sierra National Forest

Years of Historic Preservation 50

Throughout 2016, the Sierra National Forest celebrated the 50th anniversary of the NHPA, & the legacy of 50 years of preservation.

Travel Analysis

Logo Travel Management

The Travel Management Rule of 2005 directs the Forest Service to evaluate its general road system. 

A map of our nations national forests and grasslands.

Interactive Visitor Map: Sierra National Forest

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