October 2, 2020 – Stanislaus and parts of Sequoia NF reopened.  Sierra National Forest remains closed to public.

The Sierra National Forest  remains CLOSED under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with the continued burning of the now 311,703 acre Creek Fire and 1185 acre Bullfrog Fire, a combination of extreme conditions, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit.

Due to these conditions, the Sierra National Forest is announcing the following temporary closure to provide for continued public safety. Forest Closure Order No. 05-15-00-20-15 will go into effect October 03, 2020 and will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change through November 01, 2020.

The Sequoia National Forest is now partially open after nearly four weeks of emergency closures due to California wildfires and wildfire risk. An area closure is in effect for the Sequoia (SQF) Complex, meaning all national forest managed lands, roads, trails, campgrounds, lakes, etc., within the closure order are closed to entry.

The closure area is generally described as Forest managed lands South of the Hume Lake Ranger District and North of the Tulare County line. All of the Western Divide Ranger District is closed. The northern portion of the Kern River Ranger District is closed. The closure area order and map are available here.

For news and updates on current restrictions go to News & Events pages for the Stanislaus, Sierra, and Sequoia National Forests.