Fire Restrictions on Sequoia National Forest


As of May 6, 2015, the Sequoia National Forest is now under fire restrictions. The signed Forest Order from the Forest Supervisor limits where and how visitors can use fire. Here is what you need to know.

  1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire [portable BBQs], except within designated areas is prohibited.
  2. Smoking outside of an enclosed vehicle, building, or designated area is prohibited.

Are there exemptions? Yes there are, but read carefully.

  1. Persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are not exempt from the prohibitions listed above. However, person with a valid California Campfire Permit may use portable stoves and lanterns with shut-off valves, using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel.

You can use your stoves while out in the wilderness, so don’t worry. For more information, please read the official release HERE. Any questions or comments about these restrictions should go to the Sequoia National Forest main office. Call 559-784-1500 and press 0 for the front desk.

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