News

El Dorado National Forest

  • Dru Barner Drinking Water Advisory
    on July 24, 2021 at 5:00 am

    The Dru Barner Campground water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what you should do, what happened, and what we are doing to correct this situation. See notice for details -- here.

  • Fire Restrictions in Effect!
    on July 23, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Increased Fire Restrictions are now in effect under %3Au%3AForest Order %3A/u%3A%3Au%3A03-21-12%3A/u%3A%3Au%3A.%3A/u%3A All campfires are prohibited.

  • Summit Fire Emergency Trail Closure
    on July 22, 2021 at 5:00 am

    A safety advisory is in effect for 3 trails that extend into the Summit Fire area in the Mokelumne Wilderness on the Amador Ranger District. A Forest Closure Order for portions of these trails goes into effect Monday, July 26, 2021 as follows: 1. Forest Trail No. 17E21 %3AHorse Canyon Trail%3A from its intersection with 17E24 %3ACarson Emigrant N.R.T.%3A continuing south to its terminus at Forest Trail No. 18E13 %3ACamp Irene Trail%3A. 2. Forest Trail No. 17E24 %3ACarson Emigrant N.R.T.%3A from its intersection with Forest Trail No. 17E31 continuing east to its intersection with Forest Trail No. 17E21 %3AHorse Canyon Trail%3A. 3. Forest Trail No. 18E13 %3ACamp Irene Trail%3A from ¼ mile west of its intersection with Forest Trail No. 17E47 continuing southwest to its terminus at Forest Trail No. 17E27. View closure order. View closure order area map.

  • Mormon Emigrant Trail is OPEN.
    on May 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Please drive slowly and carefully. The forest experienced one or more severe wind events resulting in a huge number of downed trees blocking roads, trails, and damaging facilities all over the forest. Crews are working hard to clear the damage and get these open but that doesn't mean that conditions cannot change after they have been through the area.

  • Blacksmith Flat road Closed due to a landslide.
    on January 29, 2019 at 6:00 am

    %3Ab%3ACLOSED due to LANDSLIDE in same location as the 2017 slide on January 27, 2019. %3A/b%3AThe earliest opening would be Fall 2019 if everything goes smoothly. The area is unstable.

Tahoe National Forest

  • Fire Restrictions
    on June 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

    The Tahoe National Forest is currently in FIRE RESTRICTIONS. Click here for details

  • French Meadow: Extreme Winter Weather Rehabilitation and Water Notice
    on May 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

    The U.S. Forest Service is working on clearing downed trees and assessing damage from a winter wind event near French Meadows. This may result in delayed openings to campgrounds and other recreation facilities. PCWA are currently working on restoring the water systems at French Meadows. Individuals recreating in the area should plan to bring their own water.

  • Sugar Pine Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Wet Weather Management Plan
    on November 6, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Beginning fall of 2020, the Sugar Pine Off-Highway Vehicle %3AOHV%3A Wet Weather Management Plan will be implemented for OHV Roads and Trails on American River Ranger District. This will increase OHV riding opportunities by adopting a more flexible open/close strategy for riding in Foresthill CA. This soil-moisture condition-based approach will help Trail Managers determine when existing OHV roads and trails should be opened or closed in the Sugar Pine Motorized Trail System area. The associated operating plan will minimize resource damage caused by travel during wet weather periods. The removal of the fixed wet weather seasonal closure dates are expected to reduce future sediment delivery and improve water quality. Up to date closure status can be found at the voicemail %3A530%3A-478-6254 x228. During fall and winter months, please check this number frequently to get up to date OHV riding opportunities and closure status

  • Tahoe National Forest Closures and Restrictions
    on September 7, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Tahoe National Forest Reopens: Campfires, Dispersed Camping Restrictions TERMINATED Read More

  • Changes to fuelwood program
    on September 4, 2020 at 5:00 am

    The Tahoe National Forest is changing the personal firewood permits process. Please see the permits page and contact your local ranger district for more information. All calls to the Supervisor's Office regarding fuelwood will be referred to District offices.

  • Jones Fire
    on August 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

    This is a CalFire incident. For information on the Jones Bar Incident adjacent to Highway 49 and Jones Bar Road, call 530-906-1563 https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/8/17/jones-fire/

  • Loyalton Fire
    on August 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

    100% Containment. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6975

  • Timber Harvesting in the 09 Road/Gold Lake Hwy area
    on July 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Tahoe National Forest visitors, please be aware of heavy timber operations occurring in Yuba Deuce and Yuba Meadows, hazard tree removal along forest service system roads, and Chapman timber sale that will start harvesting the week of 7/13/2020. We expect to see between 60-80 loads per day shipping out on the FS 09 Road and highway 49. MAP

  • ARRD Limits First Come First Served Campsites
    on June 9, 2020 at 5:00 am

    %3Aem%3ADue to increased demand as well as safety and health concerns, campsites at all reservable campgrounds on the American River Ranger District are available by reservation %3Au%3Aonly%3A/u%3A for the 2020 camping season. This includes Giant Gap and Shirttail Creek campgrounds at Sugar Pine Reservoir and French Meadows and Lewis campgrounds at French Meadows Reservoir. Walk up sites are not available on weekends, all campsites must be reserved and paid for on www.recreation.gov. Very limited first come, first serve sites may be available on weekdays for a day to day basis only.%3A/em%3A

  • Tahoe NF Fire Restrictions
    on May 29, 2020 at 5:00 am

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tahoe/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD725833

CAL4WHEEL

  • Update to the membership
    by [email protected] (Jack Chapman, Cal4Wheel President) on June 9, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    I hope everyone is doing well and if you were not able to make it to Molina or Hi Desert Round-Up, you missed a great time. Both committees did a great job setting them up on short time frames and together they both provided a great experience. Cal4Wheel is winding back up fast with our events in motion and Sierra Trek being just around the corner we hope to see you having some fun at the next one. I would like to pass on some great news pertaining to some of the concerns the membership has had with Cal4Wheel and the Oceano Dunes issues, the canceling of our state lobbyist and the open natural resource consultant positions, along with some other quick topics.

  • Introducing BFGoodrich® OnTrail™
    by [email protected] (Suzy Johnson) on May 22, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Unlock the world of off-roading with BFGoodrich® OnTrail, an off-roading app that is built to be easy to use and combines public trail information with insights from the BFGoodrich® OnTrail community, professional off-road partners, and professional off-road cartographers. Explore your limits as a driver, discover new trails, and find a community of people dedicated to doing the same. Share data, points-of-interest, photos, and more through BFGoodrich® OnTrail™. In-app missions and challenges let you earn points that add up to real rewards; and everything is backed by the Off-Road experts at BFGoodrich® Tires. BFGoodrich® has created a special offer for Cal4Wheel that includes six months free (total of 18-month membership) and a rebate of up to $100 via Visa® Reward Card ($70 Manufacturer’s Rebate plus $30 OnTrail App Rebate) after online submission with purchase of four (4) new select BFGoodrich® tires. They will also make a donation back to Cal4Wheel for each subscription. Use this link to get started: https://ontrail.com/?invite=cal4

  • Win-A-Jeep arrives at its new home
    by [email protected] (Jack Chapman, Cal4Wheel President) on April 9, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Michael Thornburg was our winner of our raffle vehicle for last year, built by JEP Autoworks. It took some time and effort coordinating the transportation of this rig so that it could be shipped all the way across the United States. This rig has gone from the West Coast to the East Coast. Who would have thought someone in North Carolina would have been the lucky winner?

  • Four of five bylaw proposals fail
    by [email protected] (Don Spuherl, Bylaws Chair) on March 21, 2021 at 4:31 am

    There were five bylaw proposals submitted in 2020 for the 2021 annual meeting. The requirement for any to pass is a ‘yes’ vote by 2/3 of the delegates present at the annual meeting.

  • Proposals requested for natural resource consultant
    by [email protected] (Suzy Johnson) on March 19, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    OBJECTIVE: To find an NRC (Natural Resource Consultant) who will provide consulting services for Cal4Wheel regarding current issues involving California lands available for OHV through research and analysis of pending city, county, state, and government agency action, including but not limited to National Forests and BLM properties. The prospective NRC shall advise the Association of OHV/land use issues and provide recommendations regarding where resources should be expended. The successful contractor must be able to effectively communicate with government agencies and other OHV organizations to promote the Association’s land use positions.

  • Convention 2021 Update
    by [email protected] (Jack Chapman, Cal4Wheel President) on February 24, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    The California Four Wheel Drive Association conducted its 62nd annual Convention this last weekend. As with many things this year, it was forced to be done for the most part electronically. It was certainly a new experience, but the technological experience of our staff and the patience of our members made for a fun and productive event. My special thanks go to Convention Chair Bonnie Ferguson for maintaining flexibility through the planning process and implementation of this hybrid undertaking. The highlight of Convention is always the Raffle Vehicle Program and the giveaway of our fantastic vehicle each year. In November, with the cancellation of so many of our events and possible display locations, it appeared that this program was in deep jeopardy. Through the combined work of the committee and many volunteers, the program roared back and finished with the highest gross sales of any vehicle in our history. There will certainly be more detail about all of this published in the upcoming In Gear. Please look for all the specifics, along with the story of the winner, who happens to be from North Carolina!

  • Run Report: WOW Winter Fun & Folly
    by [email protected] (Shirley Bramham) on February 15, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    WOW!! Might I say we had a great time!! Women Out Wheeling (WOW) had their Winter Fun & Folly club run January 23 and 24 in the Grass Valley area. Weather was gorgeous! …and there was a light snowfall on Friday which made for light fluffy snow.

  • New Death Valley Experience event launched!
    by [email protected] (Super User) on February 5, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    The California Four Wheel Drive Association is happy to announce our inaugural Death Valley Experience event March 10-14, 2021.

  • Gift memberships available
    by [email protected] (Super User) on December 7, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    Are you running out of gift ideas for your favorite four-wheeler? How about a gift membership to the California Four Wheel Drive Association! We will prepare a membership packet for your recipient that includes a certificate with a message from you. To get started, go to this link to place your order. Please be sure to allow at least five business days for processing.

  • 4x4 In Motion helps out with a food drive
    by [email protected] (Super User) on November 17, 2020 at 1:21 am

    4x4 In Motion helps out with a food drive 4x4 In Motion members recently helped out with a food drive in their community. Their club is known for springing into action when there is a need. The club, which is based out of Stanislaus County, is very active in the association and is known for its Niagara Rim Poker Run. Visit 4x4inmotion.com to learn more about the club.