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    To protect public health and safety all visitors to the forest are encouraged to:

    • Avoid visiting the forest if you are sick and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

    • Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene and social distancing before and during your visit to the forest. 

    • If an area is crowded, move to a less occupied location. Also consider avoiding the forest during high-use periods. 

    • Take your trash with you when you leave. Trash overflowing the receptacles becomes potential sources for the spread of COVID-19.

    • Please make arrangements to use the restroom before or after your visit to the forest. Unmanaged waste creates a health hazard for other visitors and employees.

    Recreation opportunities, such as hiking, fishing, and dispersed camping, remain available to the public where weather conditions allow. As always, we encourage visitors to "leave no trace" and "pack it in, pack it out" while visiting the Sequoia National Forest.

    Outdoor recreation can be beneficial for your health but must be practiced safely. We recommend exercising close to your home and complying with local and state guidance of not traveling for your recreation needs. If an area is crowded, please search for a less occupied location.

    Stay safe and follow the CDC tips on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus, go HERE, or Also, information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is available HERE.

    The health and safety of visitors and employees is our highest priority. We are committed to supporting our communities and fulfill our mission as we all work together. Please call your local Ranger Station Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm for current Forest information.

    Kern River Ranger District 760-376-3781

    Western Divide Ranger District


    Hume Lake Ranger District 559-791-5758

    Supervisor’s Office 559-920-1588

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