National Forest Squaw Valley Tahoe National Forest

Tahoe National Forest Reopens:

Written by sierrarecmagazine

Campfires, Dispersed Camping, and Target Shooting Still Prohibited

Nevada City, Calif. —The Tahoe National Forest is reopening this weekend after nearly two weeks of unprecedented, emergency closures due to California wildfires and wildfire risk. The forest remains closed until 8:00 a.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Along with the general reopening this Saturday, a new Forest Closure Orders will strictly prohibit the following activities across the entire Tahoe National Forest through October 18, 2020:

  • Camping, except within Developed Campgrounds open for public use, within the Granite Chief Wilderness, and within 500 feet of the Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Discharging a firearm, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, and federal law and regulations. 

In addition, a standing Emergency Fire Restriction Order strictly prohibits the following activities across all National Forests in California through September 21, 2020:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire.
    • This includes all gas stoves of any kind
  • Smoking

Forest Service personnel will begin opening restrooms, gates, day-use sites, and Forest Service roads beginning at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020. Most campgrounds will remain closed through the weekend.

A limited number of campgrounds will be available on a first-come/ first-serve basis this weekend including:

CottonwoodGiant GapWhitecloud
Cold creekSchoolhouseGranite Flat
Indian ValleyProsserSilver

Please check our website beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 for updates on campground status

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