2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

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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.

Outdoor recreation can be beneficial for your health but must be practiced safely. Please avoid visiting national forests if you are sick and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene and social distancing before and during your visit to the forest.

We recommend exercising close to your home and complying with local and state guidance for not traveling for your recreation needs. Stay safe. For more on avoiding COVID-19, visit www.coronavirus.gov.

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 until further notice. If you received a permit in 2020, it expired on December 31, 2020. You will need to obtain a new permit in 2021 by leaving a voicemail at any ranger district office at the numbers below:

  • 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 available 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!

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Decorations Needed For the 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

The official 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is being provided by the Six Rivers NF this holiday season, and we're inviting you to participate by submitting decorations.

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.


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