Fire restrictions issued on the Tahoe National Forest |

Fire restrictions issued on the Tahoe National Forest

Officials with the Tahoe National Forest have issued the following restrictions that apply to all recreation in the forest:

Campfires and charcoal barbecues are permitted only in designated campgrounds and other recreation sites in the metal rings and grills provided.

Smoking is permitted only in an enclosed vehicle, building, developed recreation site or in a 3-foot area cleared of all flammable material.

Internal combustion engines including OHVs can only be operated on roads or trails except for the Prosser Pit Off-Highway Vehicle Area.

Possession of fireworks is illegal.

In the back country, portable stoves and propane-type barbecues, including those that use gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel, are permitted with a valid campfire permit. Campfire permits are free and can be obtained at any office of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Forest Service or the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Those who come across an abandoned campfire are asked to put it “dead out” and report its location to the nearest ranger station.

To report an abandoned campfire or for added information, contact the Forest Service offices in Sierraville (530) 994-3401, Truckee (530) 587-3558, Camptonville (530) 288-3231, Foresthill (530) 367-2224 or Nevada City (530) 265-4531.

The personal wood-cutting program this year will continue to operate as long as individuals have a valid woodcutting permit and follow the conditions on the permit.

For more information on recreation opportunities or fire restrictions in the Tahoe National Forest, visit


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