Forest visitors may enjoy campfires outside of excepted campgrounds and recreation sites, although California campfire permits are still required. The free permits may be obtained online at http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit/ or from Forest Service offices during normal business hours (M-F; 8-4:30). Visitors are reminded to keep campfires small and to ensure the fire is completely dead out and cold to the touch before leaving camp.
As a reminder, woodcutters must assure chainsaws are equipped with spark arresters, have valid woodcutting permits and tags visible on their loads. Please call 1-800-847-7766 as required by firewood permits for burn-day information before heading out to cut wood.
For more information, please contact the Beckwourth Ranger District in Blairsden at (530) 836- 2575, the Mt Hough Ranger District in Quincy at (530) 283-0555, the Feather River Ranger District in Oroville at (530) 534-6500 or Forest Headquarters at (530) 283-2050.