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Sierra National Forest Temporarily Closed For Public Safety 

The Sierra National Forest (SNF) Continues closures - With the Creek Fire now at 95% containment, it has low potential for growth given the current winter conditions. The fire activity on the Forest has significantly decreased and the Creek Fire management team has since transitioned to a Type 3 organization, local to the Sierra National
Forest.

Although fire activity has significantly decreased, there is a continuous need for restoration. The Forest is currently occupied by emergency personnel and equipment actively engaged in rehabilitation efforts within the Forest closure. Forest personnel continue to engage in active restoration efforts, including the use of tree falling, construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance of fuel breaks. Soil erosion and rockslides are a cause for concern within burn
areas. 

Due to these conditions, the Sierra National Forest is announcing the extension of a temporary closure and offering greater access to the public for recreation while continuing to provide for public safety.

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

This Order is effective from November 25, 2020 through December 09, 2020.

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

The Record please click link: Forest Order No. 05-15-00-20-20 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 05-15-00-20-20 Exhibit A

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

Sierra-Creek Closure  Open Roads 05-15-00-20-20 Exhibit E

Sierra-Creek Closure Open Trails 05-15-00-20-20 Exhibit F

 

Sierra National Forest Closure Developed Recreation and Trails, effective November 25, 2020 - December 09, 2020 

Forest Order  No. 05-15-00-20-21 Developed Recreation and Trails Closure 

Forest Order Closure No. 05-15-00-20-21 Developed Recreation and Trails (Record)

Forest Closure No. 05-15-00-20-21  Exhibit A

 

Sierra National Forest Camp Fire Restrictions: Forest Order No. 05-15-00-20-06

 

 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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**EASTWOOD VISITOR INFORMATION SITE and SNO-PARK will be CLOSED this WINTER. The site is still UNDER CONSTRUCTION.** 

**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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