Nevada City, Calif. – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has revised fire restrictions in California starting October 1 through October 8, 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.
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.
To read the Regional, Emergency Fire Restriction Order: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd815382.pdf
To read the Tahoe National Forest Emergency Camping and Shooting Prohibition:https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd808972.pdf
The following campgrounds are open; reservations are strongly encouraged.
Highway 89, South
- Granite Flat
Foresthill Divide Road
- Giant Gap
Gold Lake Road
- Salmon Creek
- Dark Day
Mosquito Ridge Road
- French Meadows (Water systems limited, campers are asked to conserve water)(Reopens 9/25)
- 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)
Bowman Lake Road
- Carr-Feeley (PG&E managed site, first-come first-serve only)
- Lindsey (PG&E managed site, first-come first-serve only)
Highway 89, North
- Cold Creek
- East Meadow (operated by NID)
- Prosser Family (Water systems under repair, campers must pack in water)
- Upper Little Truckee
- Lower Little Truckee
- Pass Creek (operated by NID)
- Pass Creek Overflow