Plumas National Forest Bans Campfires and Smoking

Fire restrictions go into effect on June 15, 2013 banning campfires and smoking along the Pacific Crest Trail in Plumas National Forest. The PCT runs across Plumas National Forest from about mile 1,210 through mile 1,294.

The fire restrictions effecting PCT hikers and equestrians include:

  • No campfires allowed outside of designated campgrounds or picnic areas, even with a valid California Campfire Permit.
  • Portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed along the PCT as long as the hiker has a valid California Campfire Permit.
  • No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or designated recreation site.

Summer often brings fire restrictions to Plumas National Forest, but according to Earl Ford, Forest Supervisor “We’re a couple of weeks early this year because of hot weather and dry woody fuel conditions.”

Please read the full Plumas National Forest 2013 Fire Restrictions and our page on fire information.