Please be aware of these alerts and notices because many unexpected situations can present difficult challenges for forest visitors.
Be well informed and prepared for your next visit to the forest. Click below for updated forest information before you enter the forest.
Before venturing out, contact the nearest Forest Service office for recent information on alerts, advisories, notices and closures. There is little to no cell reception in most of the Sierra National Forest.
Identifying emergency resources before your trip may help save precious time in an emergency.
In remote and rural locations, emergency response times are longer than in an urban setting. There is little to no cell reception in most of the forest. Once you find a place with reception, stop moving until you complete your call.
Identifying local medical services or Search and Rescue before your trip may help save precious time in an emergency. Search and Rescue, Wilderness Travel, and Emergency Planning is paramount.