Recent weather conditions have lessened the fire danger on the Klamath National Forest, and fire restrictions will expire effective October 16, 2021 across the forest.
Forest officials stress that the Northern California fire season is not over, and care and common sense must still be used when in the forest. The larger fuels, such as logs, remain fairly dry and have not been as affected by the recent rains. The potential for wildland fires still exists and visitors to the forest should remember to never leave campfires unattended.
A campfire permit will still be required for open campfires, stoves, and barbecues outside developed campgrounds. The permit lists requirements for clearing the ground around campfires, how to completely extinguish fires, and tools that must be kept at campfire sites at all times. Permits may be obtained free of charge from any USDA Forest Service or CAL FIRE office.
Please check with other local fire protection agencies directly when visiting other nearby national forests or CAL FIRE protected lands for specific information.
For more information concerning campfire building, extinguishing, monitoring, and minimizing negative campfire impacts, please visit a local Forest Service office or the forest’s website at www.fs.usda.gov/klamath