Some National Forests in California Closed for Fire Concerns to Reopen Thursday Sept 16, Inyo National Forest soon OPEN
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Some of the National Forests in California are reopening two days prior to the end of the order, as of 00:00 Thursday September 16. So you are good to go on Thursday.
Other more southerly national forests remain closed and the closure is extended to Sept 22.
Forest Service Ending Regional Closure Order Two Days Early; Five Forests to Remain Closed Under Local Orders
VALLEJO, Calif., — Sept. 14, 2021. The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will end the regional closure order affecting National Forests in California at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 15, two days prior to the original end date of Sept. 17. However, forest-wide closures will remain in place and be extended until midnight on September 22nd on the Los Padres, Angeles, San Bernardino, and Cleveland National Forests in Southern California due to local weather and fire factors, as well as a temporary strain on firefighting resources supporting large fires in other areas of the state.
In addition to the four National Forests that will remain closed in Southern California, some National Forest System lands throughout the state will be closed under local closure orders in areas of ongoing wildfires to ensure public safety. This includes the Eldorado National Forest in Northern California, which has a forest closure order until Sept. 30. Fire restrictions also remain in place across all National Forests in California to prevent new fire starts. Please refer to the local National Forest that you plan to visit to obtain specific information on closures and restrictions.
Never made sense for Inyo National Forest.