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Sierra National Forest Fire Restrictions Effective on June 24, 2021 through November 15, 2021...

The Sierra National Forest (SNF) will enact temporary fire restrictions Effective June 24, 2021. Prohibiting campfires, welding, or smoking on all public lands managed by the Forest in non-developed campsites. Campfires will only be allowed in wilderness, developed campgrounds or picnic areas managed by the Forest Service or concessionaire, California Land Management. 

See full closure order click link: Forest Order No. 05-15-00-21-14 (Order with Exhibits A & B)

See full Record please click link: Forest Order No. 05-15-00-21-14 (Record


Sierra National Forest Revises Closures for select recreation sites, roads and trails...  

The Sierra National Forest (SNF) announces the closure extension of select recreation sites, roads and trails. Closure Order No. 05-15-00-21-15 SNF Recreation Site, Road and Trail Closure supersedes previous Closure Order No. 05-15-00-21-13 SNF Developed Recreation and Trail Closure. For clarity and simplification we’re issuing this order to protect the public from hazards within the SNF as a result of the existing tree mortality and associated hazards due to the recent Creek Fire and Mono Wind event, the net result will be a significant amount of acreage that will be opened, allowing for more recreational oppportunity. Consideration in the termination of this Order early will commence as conditions change. This order will be in effect from July 20, 2021 – August 18, 2021

This Order supersedes Forest Order No. 05-15-00-21-13

Forest Order No. 05-15-00-21-15 Sierra National Forest Recreation Site, Road and Trail Closure 

This Order is effective from July 20, 2021 - August 18, 2021.

See full closure order click link: Forest Order No. 05-15-00-21-15 (Order)

See full Record please click link: Forest Order No. 05-15-00-21-15 (Record

Entering or using the Developed Recreation Sites on the National Forest System, being on the National Forest System Roads, and being on the Natioal Forest System Trails lands within the Sierra National Forest
Closure Area as listed  here in (Exhibit A)


If you plan on visiting the SNF we ask that you practice, and maintain, responsible/safe recreational practices, at all-times including:

• Research road conditions and make sure your vehicle is mechanically ready;

• Avoid areas with dead standing trees, look up before you choose a trail, park your car, or set your camp, always be aware of your surroundings;

• Avoid large gatherings and maintain your physical distance while recreating;

• Let family and friends know your plans, destination and return home, in the event of an unexpected emergency. Remember cell service in the Forest may not be available;

• Pack out your trash and leave with everything you bring in and use; 

• All services may not be available, so please plan accordingly, do you part.

• Recreate Responsibly!

We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our national forests safe for everyone’s use.



Sierra National Forest Personal Fire Woodcutting Season to begin April 1 - November 30, 2021. To learn more about this season please follow this link to PERSONAL FIRE WOODCUTTING         


No Wood Cutting Zone Maps please click: Bass Lake Ranger District - High Sierra Ranger District


SNF  District Offices have reopened for in-person sevices. 

  • High Sierra Ranger District: 559-855-5355 - ex.0, or 3300/3301
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 0800 - 4:30, Closed Sun
  • Bass Lake Ranger District: 559-877-2218 - ex.0
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 0800-4:30, Closed Sat, Sun and Holidays

The Supervisors Office remains closed and will continue to provide virtual services. We anticipate an opening for in-person services soon (date TBD).

  • Forest Supervisors Office: 559-297-0706
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 0800-1200, Closed 1200-1:00 (Lunch), 1:00-4:30, Closed Sat-Sun and Holidays


For tips from the CDC on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus, go to: 

Information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is available at:


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