Most of California remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit.
SNF offices remain physically closed during this time however, we do have staff working virtually to assist with your information needs.
Please visit our website for more information.
Our personal responsibility is critical to ensuring public safety and preventing further restrictions. We ask that you consider whether your personal participation in outdoor recreation at this time would pose an unnecessary risk to others as we all work together to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our National Forests safe and healthy for everyone’s use.
The Sierra National Forest is the gateway to the Sierras. Nearly 50% of the Forest is Wilderness offering solitude and vast open space as part of one of the largest contiguous blocks of wilderness in the continental United States. High elevation lakes defined by towering conifers, deeply carved river valleys and huge granite monoliths epitomize mountain California landscapes.
Before entering the forest: Please open the app while you have cell service so that it can download all the newest information, otherwise it may not open properly.