El Dorado National Forest

  • Barrett Lake Trail Closed through July 31
    on June 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Forest Order 20-03-14 - Using any type of motor vehicle on Forest Service Trail No. 16E21 %3ABarrett Lake 4x4 Trail%3A is prohibited June 30, 2020 until July 31, 2020.

  • Mormon Emigrant Trail is Open.
    on June 10, 2020 at 5:00 am
  • Fire Restrictions in Effect
    on June 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Forest Order 03-20-12 Eldorado National Forest Fire Restrictions Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50%3Aa%3A, and to protect natural resources and provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited on the Eldorado National Forest. %3Aol%3A %3Ali%3ABuilding, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire, except within the stoves and fire rings provided in the Developed Recreation Sites listed in Exhibit A.%3A/li%3A %3Ali value="2"%3ASmoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a Developed Recreation Site listed in Exhibit A, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.%3A/li%3A %3Ali value="3"%3AWelding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame.%3A/li%3A %3A/ol%3A ... see forest order for exemptions and Exhibit A for a list of exempted developed facilities.

  • 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

  • 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 Very limited first come, first serve sites may be available on weekdays for a day to day basis only.%3A/em%3A

  • Fire Restriction Order for Tahoe National Forest
    on May 29, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Forest Order, effective immediately

  • A Notice to the Public About Prescribed Burning
    on May 7, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Nevada City, Calif. – The Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service, which includes the Tahoe National Forest, is moving forward with prescribed fire operations as conditions and resources permit. Previously, the region had postponed prescribed fires to reduce potential smoke impacts to communities while public health officials considered the interactions of smoke with COVID-19 effects; and to ensure our emergency response resources were putting into place proper procedures to mitigate COVID-19 risks. [read more]

  • Outdoor Recreation and COVID-19
    on April 2, 2020 at 5:00 am

    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 for not traveling for your recreation needs. If an area is crowded, please search for a less occupied location. Stay safe. For more on avoiding COVID-19, visit


  • Clovis Independents announce cancelation of Moonlight Madness
    by [email protected] (Mike McGarity) on May 29, 2020 at 3:36 am

    We regret to publicly informed everyone that unfortunately Moonlight Madness is now officially CANCELLED. Over the past 36 years, the club has had to overcome many setbacks and obstacles along the way. We've pushed the date a couple times due to severe winters. We've had to adhere to more strict regulations from the Forest Service, but we have ALWAYS overcome all these. We wanted to make this year's "MOONLIGHT MADNESS CORONA CRAWL 2020" and have it FREE to attend. We still would be required to submit a permit and operational plan to the SNF. In addition, we would be required to follow a strict list of COVID-19 precautions. After accessing the entire process and added requirements, the club membership voted to cancel this year's run. Everyone's health and safety is the upmost importance to us, far more than a poker run. Our club is blessed with a family style membership of friends who love Moonlight Madness, so this was NOT an easy decision to make. We'll be up at Base Camp as a club and individuals enjoying the Sierra National Forest. Please enjoy the trails responsibly, take care of each other and be good stewards of the trails. Take care all and have a wonderful summer full of wheeling!!

  • United 4WD Associations would like to hear from you
    by [email protected] (Peter Vahry, United Four Wheel Drive Associations International VP) on May 8, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    You may not be aware, but Cal4Wheel is a member of the United 4WD Associations, which is an international organization that represents four-wheelers. To help with their mission, United has launched a survey that gathers information from our fellow four-wheelers and they would like your participation. Please take a few moments to compete the survey. And while you're there, take a look around their new website. Go to this link to take the survey and find out more

  • North District VP report for April 2020
    by [email protected] (Glenn Reynolds, North District VP) on April 6, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    It is April and with a continuation of the shelter in place order in effect through the end of April, and may be extended further, our April 18 scheduled North District meeting in Lower Lake has been canceled. The meeting will not be rescheduled. It is my feeling that the quarantine may extend beyond any date we may pick. The Cal4Wheel board meeting is scheduled for June 6 at the Cal4Wheel office. I hope many of you will attend that meeting. The new year started out with a bang. Winter fun Festival was very successful, topping all expectations for fund raising, participants and raffle. Thank you to everyone who volunteered. Great job! ISE (International Sportsman Exposition) was another very successful event. It also was very successful, topping the Win-A-Jeep ticket sales from the previous year and bringing in new memberships. Thank you to a great group of hard-working volunteers.

  • Three bylaw changes passed at Convention 2020
    by [email protected] (Don Spuhler, Bylaws Chair) on February 28, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Three of the six bylaw change proposals for 2020 were approved by the delegates at the 2020 Convention. Here is a summary: Will grant Life Membership to Cal4Wheel members who maintain consecutive active membership for a period of 25 years. FAILED Life Member delegates. FAILED Revise procedure for contacting clubs who fall below four currently paid members by July 1 of each year. PASSED Add to methods for notifying voting delegates of meetings. PASSED Remove Competition as a standing committee. PASSED Close the Life Membership program. FAILED Download 2020 Bylaws Log in is required

  • Remembering Dana Holland
    by [email protected] (Super User) on February 4, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Friends, coworkers and family came out to celebrate Dana Holland's life on February 2, 2020 in Sacramento. The celebration included a vehicle procession, which caught the attention of a local news channel. View the video here

  • High Desert Four Wheelers clean up Rowher OHV Trail
    by [email protected] (Kelly Indihar) on December 22, 2019 at 4:12 am

    As the majority of the Antelope Valley battled traffic and crowds while shopping for last minute Christmas gifts on Chaos Saturday, members and guests of the High Desert Four Wheelers were serving their community by cleaning the beloved Rowher OHV Trail near Bouquet Reservoir. Hundreds of discarded bottles, cans, trash, and broken vehicle parts were collected on the club’s Adopt-a-Trail, potentially revealing that the trail makes its users thirsty, and a bit forgetful to pack out what they packed in. An estimated 250 pounds of trash was collected by 16 volunteers over a 4-hour period.

  • Long-time member Denny Londo passes away
    by [email protected] (Super User) on October 13, 2019 at 5:04 am

    We have recently learned from the family that long-time Cal4Wheel and Tierra Del Sol member Denny Londo has passed away. He requested no services. Denny was heavily involved in Cal4Wheel and his club, volunteering his time and proudly presenting his club's annual donation to the association at our annual conventions. He will be missed. We offer our condolences to the family.

  • Donations sought for members affected by wildfires
    by [email protected] (Suzy Johnson) on January 13, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    We have learned that several of our fellow association members and their families have been deeply affected by California’s recent wildfires, including some who escaped with nothing other than the clothes they were wearing.

  • Central District clubs work together to open Dusy-Ershim
    by [email protected] (Mike McGarity, Central District Vice President) on October 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Good to see that OPEN sign and the Forest Order pulled!! Good job Sierra National Forest (SNF) and all Volunteers who made this happen!!

  • Hi-Landers say thanks for grant
    by [email protected] (From the Hi-Landers 4WD Club) on September 16, 2016 at 12:02 am

    The Hi-Landers 4WD Club wrote to say thanks for a grant from the C4WDA Conservation and Education Foundation. The funds were used to purchase meals at two chainsaw classes that they conducted in April.