Smoke from Red Salmon Complex burning on Six Rivers Natl Forest. USFS photo by B. Code. 8/20/20

COVID-19 Updates

Virtual Services

While Six Rivers National Forest offices remain closed to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities, virtual services are available.

Free Personal-Use Firewood Permits

Although the impacts from COVID-19 and wildfires continue to be felt throughout the area, the US Forest Service is committed to providing services on our public lands and doing what we can to help those in need. As such, the Six Rivers National Forest (SRNF) will continue to issue free personal-use firewood permits through December 31, 2020.

Effective July 1, 2020, woodcutters will be required to hold a free personal-use firewood permit and follow all regulations within that permit. To receive a permit, call any Six Rivers National Forest ranger district office, Monday through Friday, from 8AM to 4:30PM, beginning on July 1:

  • Gasquet Ranger District / Smith River National Recreation Area, Gasquet – (707) 457-3131
  • Orleans / Ukonom Ranger District, Orleans – (530) 627-3291
  • Lower Trinity Ranger District, Willow Creek – (530) 629-2118
  • Mad River Ranger District, Mad River – (707) 574-6233.

Additional information can also be found on the informational handout about firewood cutting permits, as well as on the Personal-Use Fuelwood Maps avaiable for each district at the bottom of the Forest Products Permits page.

Recreating on the Six Rivers

Whenever possible, please recreate locally. Visitors should practice self-sufficiency when visiting national forests and come prepared with all the essentials needed for your trip, including food, emergency supplies, and the ability to pack-out trash. Remember to recreate responsibly by keeping the following in mind:

  • Please avoid visiting if you are sick and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If an area is crowded, move to a less occupied location.
  • Consider avoiding the forest during high-use periods such as holiday weekends.
  • Maintain at least six feet distancing from others.
  • Do not gather in groups other than those in your household.
  • Pack out your trash and leave with everything you bring in and use.


Popular Recreation Activities

Hiking Camping OHV Riding Fishing Scenic Driving

Visit our recreation page to learn more about recreation opportunities across our forest!

Recent News


Living with Wildfire in Northwestern California

Living with Wildfire in Northwestern California 3rd Edition Cover

To raise awareness on how everyone can do their part to prevent unwanted wildfires from threatening our communities, the Six Rivers National Forest has joined forces with CAL FIRE Humboldt-Del Norte County Unit, Humboldt County Fire Safe Council, Hoopa Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services, and the Yurok Tribe Wildland Fire Program to sponsor the 3rd edition of Living with Wildfire in Northwestern California. The publication comes just in time for Wildfire Preparedness Week, May 5 through May 11, 2019.

Ecological Restoration Implementation Plan

Ecological Restoration Implementation Plan Report Cover

In March 2011, the Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service released a statement of its Leadership Intent for Ecological Restoration, which laid out the Region’s guiding vision and goals for its stewardship of wildland and forests for the next 15-20 years. The following draft document reflects the Regional leadership’s current thinking on how the Leadership Intent will be implemented. This draft is a beginning point for discussions with employees, partners, tribes, agencies, communities of place and interest and those who care about the future of their National Forests. 

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45th Annual Kid’s Fish Lake Derby Results!

Seth Polly, overall winner of the 45th Annual Kid

Weather and fishing conditions were just right for the 45th Annual Kid’s Fish Lake Derby held on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Trinity County Collaborative teams up with the Six Rivers

Collaborative group and forest staff looking at area burned by 2015 wildfire.

The Trinity County Collaborative has teamed up with the Six Rivers on the From Fire-killed to Fuelbreaks project developed by its forestry working group.


Fortuna Crew 22 clears Wooley Creek Trail

CCC Volunteers group picture - Wooley Creek Trail

Great news for all you hikers out there! The Wooley Creek trail system has undergone some recent maintenance and has been cleared of obstacles all the way to Fowler’s Cabin.

Watershed and Fisheries Ecological Restoration

Rock weir on Hurdygurdy Creek, 1985.

Restoration has long been a central focus of the watershed and fisheries management programs in the Six Rivers National Forest.

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