QUINCY, Calif. July 3, 2019 — Plumas National Forest (PNF) offices will close Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day and regular business hours will resume Friday, July 5. With the exception of Little North Fork Campground, all campgrounds are open although you will need a “wag bag” at the Gold Lake 4x4 Campground.
Know before you go! Remember that cell phone reception, food, gas, and lodging are not always available or convenient. Carry emergency equipment and appropriate maps in your vehicle and check the weather forecast before your trip.
Expect the unexpected! There are plenty of opportunities to observe animals on the PNF. Make noise while hiking to avoid surprising a bear or other wildlife. Store your food and equipment appropriately so bears and other animals aren’t tempted to steal or damage your supplies. The California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife has important information about safety around wildlife. Please see https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/.
Remember, fireworks are always prohibited on national forests. Campfire permits are required for the use of campfires, charcoal fires or portable gas stoves outside designated recreation sites. Permits are available online athttp://www.preventwildfireca.org/. Follow these campfire guidelines:
- Make a fire only if you have a shovel and sufficient water to put it out.
- Have a responsible person in attendance at all times.
- Clear all flammable material away from the fire a minimum of five feet in all directions; never build a campfire on a windy day or leave it unattended.
- To make sure your campfire is out, drown with water and stir with dirt, making sure all burned materials are extinguished. Use the back of your hand to ensure it’s out cold. Do not leave until you know your campfire is Dead Out.