Forest Status

It is now early spring  in our area.

Be prepared for changing weather conditions. Dress appropriately and bring extra warm clothing, food, and drink.

Contact CalTrans for up-to-date road conditions and status: 800-427-7623. (Check State Routes 2 and N-4.)

Bathrooms in Big Pines Area:  Off Hwy 2: Inspiration Point – vault toilets, Grassy Hollow – vault toilets, and Vincent Gap – vault toilets; Off N-4: Arch Picnic Area – vault toilets, Peavine Campground – vault toilets,  Apple Tree Campground – vault toilets, and Jackson Lake – vault toilets.

Camping: – Blue Ridge and Guffy Campgrounds are now open and require the Adventure Pass. Table Mountain, Mountain Oak, and Lake Campgrounds are now taking reservations ( and open May 13th.

Smokey’s Birthday Party – put it on your calendar! Smokey’s Birthday Party will be held at the Big Pines Visitor Center, August 13th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Trash – when there are no trash cans or they are full, please take your trash home with you!  

Thank you for protecting our forest.