Closures still in place in the Sequoia National Forest
The Inyo National Forest, in coordination with the Sequoia National Forest, has opened all areas on the Inyo National Forest associated with the
. The SQF Complex, which included the Castle Fire, was started by lightning in late August of 2020 and was 100% contained on January 6, 2021 at 174,178 acres.
Just over 12,000 acres burned on the Inyo National Forest during the SQF Complex.
The southwest portion of the on the Inyo National Forest is open.
The Sequoia National Forest continues to have closures associated with the SQF Complex. Wilderness permits will not be issued for areas where closures are in effect.
As always, visitors should know before they go and safely plan their trips around areas that have closures. Additionally, areas that have recently burned are more prone to avalanches until the fire area stabilizes and revegetates, may have unstable footing, loose rocks, fire-weakened trees, and other associated hazards.