Porterville, CA – In response to decreasing fire danger, the Sequoia National Forest announced an end to fire restrictions starting Nov. 30, 2018. This includes Sequoia National forestlands located in Fresno, Tulare and Kern counties.
Campfires and charcoal barbecues are now allowed within the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument unless posted. Also allowed are stoves and lanterns with shut-off valves that use gas or pressurized liquid fuel. In all cases, visitors must possess a valid California Campfire Permit. Free campfire permits are available online at www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit/ or at any Forest Service office.
Due to recent weather and snowfall on the forest, visitors are reminded to – Be weather wise. Keep an eye on current and predicted weather conditions. Carry snow chains while venturing into snow country, typically above 5,000 ft. elevation on the Forest. Weather can change very quickly. Know the signs for approaching storms or changing weather conditions. Visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist2/chainup/winmaint for more information including snow tires and chain use information.
Please visit your local Forest Ranger Station before traveling into the Forest or call the Forest Supervisor’s Office at (559) 784-1500 for current weather conditions and road closures.