SFNF offices will also be closed Thursday, Oct. 17, to accommodate an all-employee meeting, resuming regular business hours on Friday, Oct. 18. This means there will be no sales of fuelwood permits, maps, America the Beautiful interagency passes and other Forest Service products on Thursday.
As fall colors near their peak, SFNF officials anticipate a large number of visitors over the holiday weekend. If you plan to spend time on the forest, please follow Leave No Trace principles:
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave what you find
- Minimize campfire impacts and make sure your campfire is dead out before you leave the area
- Respect wildlife
- Be considerate of other visitors
Know before you go. Check the weather forecast, and be prepared for seasonal fluctuations. Use good judgment and basic safety precautions when hiking, fishing or camping in the forest. Whether you are just out for the day or planning to stay overnight, always let someone know your plans, including your itinerary and when you expect to return home. Do not rely on cell phones for safety because you may not always have cell coverage in remote sections of the forest.