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Pictured of stacked firewoodPersonal Use Firewood Permits - National Forests in California are waiving the need for personal use firewood permits until September 30, 2020 (updated). All firewood cutting rules remain in place. Commercial firewood cutting requires a permit. No green trees may be cut for commercial or personal fuelwood.

All firewood cutters must check woodcutting status daily prior to cutting (1-800-847-7766) as chainsaw use may be restricted or prohibited depending on daily fire restrictions.


Plumas National Forest Recreation Sites

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Most Plumas National Forest recreation sites including campsites, day-use/picnic areas, trailheads, and fishing access points are open with a range of services/fees. Campfires are currently allowed in open, developed recreation sites but things are drying out quickly. Please note: Fire restrictions are likely to change and become more restrictive in mid-August – check before traveling!

Permanent Fire Jobs Available

US Forest Service LogoRegion 5 Forest Service fall “Fire Hire” process (permanent jobs) starts August 10 and run through September 4, 2020. Be part of a top team on the Plumas National Forest and make a difference in your community.

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Fire use restrictions in effect

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Campfires are not allowed outside of open, developed recreation sites (on public land) through November 30, 2020.

Feather Falls Recreation Area facilities temporarily closed for construction

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Facilities will be closed from July 6 through August 31, 2020 to accomplish grant funded upgrades.


Antelope Lake Recreation Area

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Antelope Lake recreation sites are open, however access via Antelope Lake Road (#29N43) is closed due to hazardous tree removal activities. A fire area closure order is in place.

PG&E Power Shutdowns

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Public Safety Power Shutoffs-Your Plumas National Forest visit may be affected. 


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