Fire restrictions are in effect on the Shasta Trinity National Forest. This means:
- Campfires are only permitted in open developed campgrounds. However, campfires are not permitted in the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel , Chanchelulla, Castle Crags and Trinity Alps Wilderness areas.
- Fires are not permitted within 10 feet of Shasta Lake, Trinity Lake, and Iron Canyon reservoir. In addition, fires are not permitted 50 feet from any vegetation.
- Barbeque grills using briquettes are not allowed.
- Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or a building, within the Designated Recreation Sites, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
- Operating an internal combustion engine, except on National Forest System roads or trails, or within the Designated Recreation Sites is prohibited.
- Persons with a permit from the Forest Service specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission. Persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are not exempt from the prohibitions listed above.
- Outside of developed recreation sites forest visitors with a valid California campfire permit will still be able to use pressurized liquid or gas devices (stoves, grills, or lanterns) with shut-off valves, in an area at least five feet from any flammable materials
- Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
Shasta-Trinity National Forest – Alerts & Notices (usda.gov)
Fire officials want to remind visitors to leave their fireworks at home this Independence Day. Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands, regardless of weather or fire restrictions.
Similar restrictions are also in effect on the neighboring lands. Since restrictions can vary by ownership, visitors should contact the area they plan to visit for specific fire restrictions and conditions.