Nevada City, Calif. October 21, 2020 – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has extended fire restrictions in California through October 22, 2020.
This revised Fire Restriction prohibits the following activities across all National Forests in California:
No building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire.
- The use of a portable lantern or stove using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel within a Developed Recreation Site (such as an official campground) is allowed.
- Generators are allowed for use on paved, gravel or dirt National Forest System roads and trails, staging areas, and within campgrounds.
While popular activities such as hunting, hiking, boating, and other types of general recreation are now allowed across the Tahoe National Forest, dispersed camping and target shooting prohibitions have been extended through October 31, 2020. These prohibitions include:
No camping outside of developed campgrounds. A list of open, developed campgrounds is provided below. There are two exceptions to this prohibition-
- Dispersed camping within the Granite Chief Wilderness is allowed. Dispersed camping within 500 feet of the Pacific Crest Trail is allowed.
No target shooting. Discharging a firearm, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, and federal law and regulations, is prohibited.
The following campgrounds are open.
Foresthill Divide Road
Gold Lake Road
Mosquito Ridge Road
- French Meadows (Water systems limited; campers are asked to conserve water)
|Indian Springs||North Fork (Reopens 9/25)|
|Fiddle Creek||Indian Valley||Wild plum||Union Flat|
|Rocky Rest||Cal Ida||Carlton Flat|
|White Cloud (some sites closed due to hazard trees)||Skillman|
Highway 89, North
|East Meadow (operated by NID)||Upper Little Truckee||Lower Little Truckee|
|Pass Creek (operated by NID)||Pass Creek Overflow||Bear Valley||Little Laiser|