Closure Continues in Golden Trout Wilderness
Incident: Fish Fire Wildfire
Firefighters have made great progress on containing the Fish Fire in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest. Trail closures north of Trout Meadow, east of Lion Meadow, south the the Kern Canyon Ranger Station, and west of the Kern River will continue to be in place until crews have eliminated all know hazards along the trails that were due to the fire or suppression activity. We hope to reopen these trails for travellers by September 7th.
Visitors will find a more specific map of trail closures in the Golden Trout Wilderness on this website under maps. Anyone planning to travel into the Wilderness is asked to contact the Western Divide Ranger District at 559-539-2607 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to obtain your permit for overnight stay in areas outside the closure area. This closure is effective immediately and is in effect until further notice.
Only those visitors going into the backcountry are affected by this closure, all front country roads and campgrounds are currently open, however smoke may be dense in the morning hours due to it drifting down into the canyons at night. A reminder, there are no campfires allowed anywhere in Sequoia National Forest or Giant Sequoia National Monument.