Stanislaus National Forest
Credit: Forest Service (file photo)
October 17, 2020 - SONORA, California –Regional Forester Randy Moore signed Regional Order 20-22, extending fire restrictions for all California national forests due to the extreme fire danger. Fire restrictions remain in effect through Oct. 22 at all elevations on the Stanislaus National Forest, which prohibits campfires and smoking materials. Visitors may use a portable lantern or a stove using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel within open developed recreation sites.
Forest Supervisor Jason Kuiken will sign Forest Order STF-16-2020-22, Temporary Camping, Occupancy and Use Restrictions, which continues to prohibit dispersed camping in high and moderate fire hazard areas and recreational target shooting through Nov. 15 but opens the forest for day use between sunrise and sunset, and authorizes camping in open developed campgrounds. Visitors are encouraged to check the forest web page at https://www.fs.usda.gov/stanislaus for information about fire restrictions and recreation activities that are allowed under the forest order.
Visitors considering using generators while camping are asked to abide by the following requirements:
- Generators are allowed in open developed campgrounds, as long as campers follow posted quiet hours. A list of open campgrounds can be found on the web page.
- All generators must be fitted with appropriate, functional spark arrestors
- Generators are allowed in dispersed camping areas open under Forest Order STF-16-2020-22
- Generators are NOT allowed in any wilderness area due to prohibition of motorized/mechanized items
In addition, hunters with valid California Fish & Wildlife permits and tags are authorized to hunt in permitted zones. Be aware that campfires and campstoves are not authorized in any dispersed camping sites or for wilderness camping. Know where your permitted zones are before you travel to the forest.
Source: Stanislaus National Forest