California State Campfire Permits
California Campfire Permits are required on Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service public lands for the use of a campfire, propane stove, lantern, barbecue, or any open flame unless you are in a developed campsite or picnic area.

Permits are available free of charge at all Bureau of Land Management offices and at the Jawbone Visitor Center, as well as the offices of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Permits are valid for one year and are available online at:

Regulations governing campfires are specific to each National Forest and can change with weather conditions and the seasons. To protect yourself and the forest, before each visit, check with the Forest Service for current campfire restrictions.

Open fires—including stoves—may be banned completely during periods of high fire danger. Outside of existing campfire rings, please use a metal fire pan. Firewood collection is restricted to downed and dead materials. Always “Drown, Stir and Feel” to ensure any fire is completely out. Contact local agency offices for further fire information.

California City OHV Permits
All off-highway vehicles must display both a Green Sticker and display a “California City – Street Operating Permit” while being operated in California City. This permit allows OHVs to operate on DIRT ROUTES that are within the designated riding area. Any dual-sport or street licensed vehicle DOES NOT need an operating permit.

The fee schedule is set by the city council and reviewed periodically. The permits are issued in one-year increments and valid from July through June of the following year. For more information on the types of day use, RV, and seasonal passes visit:

California City requires OHV rider, and Camper Water/Dump Permits. You can find more information on California City’s website, or buy permits online here.

USFS Southern Sierra Pass
A Southern Sierra Pass is required for high impact areas. Contact Sequoia National Forest for more information:

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