Stanislaus National Forest
April 15, 2021 - SONORA, Calif. – The Stanislaus National Forest will open seasonal roads beginning April 15. Most roads closed by the seasonal road closure will open effective April 15, but some high-elevation roads will remain closed due to lingering snow and wet conditions.
Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor Jason Kuiken signed Forest Order STF-16-2021-02, which extends the seasonal closure for some roads on Summit and Calaveras ranger districts. The forest order is in effect from April 15, 2021 through May 31, 2021, although the order can be terminated earlier if conditions allow.
Once conditions improve, staff will patrol the roads that remain closed, removing any fallen trees and inspecting them for significant washouts or damage before the reopening the roads to the public.
“Because many roads are not maintained for travel in wet or snowy conditions, our employees follow the same direction that the public does: if the road is closed, only an emergency would allow access,” Kuiken said. “As the snow melts, our staff will inspect the roads for significant damage. Our aim is to reopen all roads to the public as soon as possible.”
Visitors are encouraged to contact local Ranger District offices for current information on roads and conditions before traveling on the forest. Please note the updated telephone numbers while we remain in virtual operations:
Summit Ranger District: (209) 459-9236