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Sierra National Forest Wilderness Permits to move to

Overnight visitors to the SNF wilderness areas are now able to make their wilderness permit reservations using the website As of March 09, 2021 0700AM (PST), wilderness reservations moved to teh platform replacing the mail-in process for permit reservations. To learn more, and to make your reservations go  Sierra National Forest Wilderness Reservations on


Sierra National Forest Continues 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. 05-15-00-21-04 SNF Recreation Site, Road and Trail Closure. The purpose of Forest Order No. 05-15-00-21-03 is to provide for public safety due the unprecedented number of hazard trees, erosion, and repair efforts to respective recreation sites, roads and trails. This Order will be effective from March 20, 2021, through April 21, 2021. Considering the terminating the Order early will commence if conditions change.

This Order supersedes Forest Order No. 05-15-00-21-03 to reflect the removal of the Coyote Sno-Park from Exhibit A. During the Creek Fire of 2020, the Coyote Sno-Park endured burn over, leaving several dead-standing trees. Additionally, the Coyote Sno-Park restroom burned to an unsalvageable state. Due to popular demand and to provide public access for additional snow play, the Forest Service has worked to mitigate the remaining hazards in the Sno-Park. Hazard mitigations include the falling of surrounding dead-standing trees, a snow plowed parking lot and posted hazard signs for the remaining tree stumps and rubble. Cautionary flagging has been placed to cordon off the rubble. These mitigating measures will allow for the Sno-Park to reopen, alleviating highway impediment parking issues along the adjacent Highway168 corridor. Portable restrooms are set in place for public use until a permanent restroom is rebuilt.


Forest Order No. 05-15-00-21-04 Sierra National Forest Recreation Site, Road and Trail Closure 

This Order is effective from March 06, 2021 - April 21, 2021.

See full closure order click link: Forest Order No. 05-15-00-21-04 (Order)

See full Record please click link: Forest Order No. 05-15-00-21-04 (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


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 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


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