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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 760-549-9533

    Western Divide Ranger District


    Hume Lake Ranger District 559-791-5758

    Supervisor’s Office 559-920-1588

    Lists of recreation areas closed due to COVID-19 and seasonal conditions, by district:

    Hume Lake Ranger District (559) 791-5758 Dunlap, Calif

    Seasonal road closures continue for most Forest Service administered roads, including Highway 180 past the Hume Lake cutoff. Snow play areas in Big Meadows are all closed due to closure of the Generals Highway.



    Hume Lake




    Stony Creek

    Upper Stony

    Big Meadow

    Green Cabin Flat

    Mill Flat

    Convict Flat

    Buck Rock

    Horse Camp Camp 4

    Group Campgrounds

    Aspen Hollow

    Logger Flat




    Day Use Areas

    PowderCan Picnic Area

    Sandy Cove Picnic Area

    Hume Lake Day Use Area

    Grizzly Falls

    Rental Cabins

    Camp 4 ½

    Big Meadows Guard Station

    Kings Canyon Area

    *Closed by Highway 180

    Generals Highway

    Quail Flat Restroom

    OHV Staging Areas

    Millwood OHV

    Eshom OHV


    Jennie Lakes Wilderness

    Monarch Wilderness

    Pack Station

    Horse Corral Pack Station

    Special Use Areas

    Montecito Lake Resort

    Stony Creek Lodge

    Boyden Cavern

    Popular Hiking Trails/OHV Trailheads

    Millwood OHV Staging Area

    Eshom Point OHV Staging Area

    Weaver and Jennie Lakes

    Rowell Meadow

    Marvin Pass

    Stony Creek

    Evans Grove

    Little Boulder Grove

    Deer Meadow


    Deer Cove

    Converse Basin – includes Boole Tree and Chicago Stump

    Western Divide Ranger District

    (559) 920-0460 Springville, Calif

    Seasonal road closures continue for most Forest Service administered roads. High elevation roads under County jurisdiction; Western Divide Highway past Ponderosa Lodge, and Mountain Road 50 over Parker Pass are also closed due to winter conditions.

    Day Use Areas

    Lower Coffee Camp

    Upper Coffee Camp

    Trail of 100 Giants

    Group Campgrounds

    Quaking Aspen Group

    Long Meadow Group

    Dispersed Camping

    Upper Peppermint

    Lloyd Meadow Road sites



    Leavis Flat


    Coy Flat

    Quaking Aspen

    Redwood Meadow

    White River

    Holey Meadow

    Lower Peppermint



    Grouse Valley

    Poso Guard Station

    Quaking Aspen

    Frog Meadow

    Mountain Home Guard Station

    Golden Trout Wilderness Trailheads

    Lewis Camp

    Clicks Creek


    Jerky Meadow

    Forks of the Kern

    Shake Camp

    Also closed - Mountain Home State Demonstration Forest, and Balch Park.

    Kern River Ranger District (760) 549-9533 Kernville, Calif

    Upper Kern Area

    Limestone Campground

    Roads End Picnic Area*

    Fairview Campground

    Goldledge Campground

    Corral Creek Picnic Area

    Hospital Flat Campground

    Thunderbird Group Campground

    Camp 3 Campground

    Halfway Group Campground

    Headquarters Campground

    Riverkern Beach Picnic Area

    Isabella Lake Area

    Camp 9 Campground & Day Use

    Paradise Cove Campground

    South Fork Recreation Site*

    Old Isabella Recreation Site*

    Auxiliary Dam Recreation Site

    Hungry Gulch Campground

    Boulder Gulch Campground

    French Gulch Group Campground*

    Tillie Creek Campground & Group Campground

    Live Oak North and South Campgrounds

    Lower Kern Area

    Sandy Flat Campground

    Hobo Campground

    Delonegha Day Use Area

    Democrat Day Use Area*

    Upper Rich Bar Day Use Area

    Lower Rich Bar Day Use Area

    Live Oak Day Use Area

    *Launch Sites remain open at these sites

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