“We are experiencing high fire danger with increasing drought conditions across most of California including the Tahoe National Forest,” said Acting Tahoe National Forest Supervisor Matt Jedra. “As we prepare to welcome an influx of visitors this weekend, we want to ensure visitors recreate responsibly and have a safe holiday weekend."
As you prepare to gather and explore, please note the following:
- Fireworks and pyrotechnics are prohibited on public lands – every forest, every campsite, every day.
- Campfires must be attended at all times. Make sure your campfire is dead-out out before you leave: douse with water, stir, and feel for warmth. Designated fire rings in developed sites are the best place to enjoy them.
- Most campsites are booked in advance – you may not be able to secure a campground without a reservation. To reserve a Tahoe National Forest campsite, please visit recreation.gov.
- Visit the Tahoe National Forest website directly or the Interactive Visitor Map to check for important alerts on sites and trails. Have backup destinations in mind in case an area is closed or overcrowded.
As always, the Tahoe National Forest reminds everyone visiting to recreate responsibly to prevent wildfires, more than 90 percent of which are human caused. Use our Know Before You Go site for more answers to all your big questions.
The Pacific Southwest Regional Order for fire restrictions across California national forests is also available in Spanish.
For more information about the Tahoe National Forest, go to www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe.
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