Mendocino National Forest offices closed, virtual services available

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Mendocino National Forest offices have returned to Phase 0 in line with the State of California stay at home order.

Offices are closed to the public and all services are offered online.

Maps, passes and recreation permits are available here:

If you previously obtained a Christmas tree permit or personal free-use firewood permit, please remember that Christmas tree permit holders can cut their tree any day of the week through Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, and firewood permits expire Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020.

August Complex and Ranch Fire Forest Order 08-20-15 and signs are posted at all the campgrounds, information kiosks, affected recreation sites, trailheads and the forest website.

This order lists campgrounds and trails that are closed due to fire impacts. Remember that there are many hazards present within the Ranch Fire and August Complex fire areas, such as fire weakened trees, burned stump holes, rolling debris and potential landslides and flooding.

Dispersed camping and recreation sites not listed in the closure order remain open to the public. More information about dispersed camping is

Until snow prevents travel across the forest, roads are open as designated on the Motor Vehicle Use Map:

Whether heading out to the forest to cut a Christmas tree, gather firewood or enjoy some snow play, please check the forecast and be prepared for changing weather and road conditions. Carry emergency equipment in vehicles and remember there may be no cell phone coverage.

Please call 530-934-3316 for more information.