U.S. Forest Service - Shasta-Trinity National Forest Fire restrictions
In response to the continuing drying conditions and increasing potential risk of wildfire across the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, the Forest Supervisor has decided to implement fire restrictions on August 1, 2019. Restrictions include:Restrictions include:
1. No fires outside designated sites. Designated sites include developed recreation sites and designated fire safe sites. Please refer to the list of designated sites available for free at forest offices.
2. No Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle, building, or at a developed recreation site or designated fire safe site.
3. No Operation of internal combustion engines, except below the high waterline on Shasta Lake, Trinity Lake, and Iron Canyon Reservoir or on designated National Forest System roads or trails. Please refer to the 2014 Shasta-Trinity National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) available for free at offices or online at https://go.usa.gov/xU5Ya.
4. No welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame.
Portable stoves and lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed with a valid California campfire permit. Campfire permits are free and available at all Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and CAL FIRE offices, Campground Hosts, Forest Service field personnel and online at www.preventwildfireca.org. Please note that a printer must be connected and available to print out the online permit.
Generator operation is allowed if the generator has a working Forest Service-approved spark arrestor, all flammable material is cleared away from the generator for a minimum of five feet in all directions and a responsible person is in attendance at all times. Chainsaw operation to cut fuelwood is allowed when operated in accordance with Shasta-Trinity National Forest fuelwood cutting permit regulations.
Areas exempted from these fire restrictions include the shorelines of Shasta Lake, Trinity Lake and Iron Canyon Reservoir that are at least 50 feet from any flammable vegetation and within 10 feet of the water’s edge.
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Fire Restrictions Map
Other areas exempt from fire restrictions include the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel, Chanchelulla, and Castle Crags Wilderness Areas. Most of the Trinity Alps Wilderness is also exempt, except for three high elevation watershed areas within the Wilderness
(please refer to Order 14-19-03https://go.usa.gov/xyFFC). Campfires are never allowed in the Mt. Shasta Wilderness Area (Order 14-59/61-31 https://go.usa.gov/xU5zR).
To view an online version of the Forest Order implementing fire restrictions visit https://go.usa.gov/xyMhH.