SUSANVILLE, Calif., July 3, 2019 – With Independence Day right around the corner, the Lassen National Forest becomes a popular destination for recreational activities. Forest Service officials urge residents and forest visitors to keep wildfire prevention in mind, particularly during Independence Day celebrations. It only takes one out-of-control campfire or careless individual to ignite a wildfire. Everyone is requested to exercise safety, especially when it comes to camping, cutting fuelwood, and even driving in the Forest. Here are a few reminders that will help ensure a safe holiday for your family.
- On Thursday, July 4, 2019, all the Lassen National Forest offices are closed for the holiday.
- Forest offices will resume regular business hours on Friday, July 5, 2019.
- Fireworks of any kind, are not permitted on the National Forest. Please leave them at home.
- When dialing 911, during high traffic holiday weekends, especially around Chester and Lake Almanor, emergency services can be more readily reached on a landline rather than a cell phone.
- Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure your coals are cool to the touch before you leave it.
- Expect substantial vehicle traffic in and around the Chester and Lake Almanor area, please drive defensively.
- Local recreation information, books, maps, guides and Forest souvenirs are available in the lobby of all district offices.
The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, part U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research o