Inyo National Forest Terminates Creek Fire Closure

Press Release

Closures still in place in the Sierra National Forest

 The Inyo National Forest, in coordination with the Sierra National Forest, is terminating the closure order on the Inyo National Forest for the Creek Fire, effective January 13, 2021. The Creek Fire, which started Labor Day weekend last year was 100% contained on December 24 at 379,895 acres.

By terminating Forest Order 05-04-52-20-22, the Inyo National Forest opens the portion of the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area and John Muir Wilderness Area as shown on the map (see link above).

The Sierra National Forest continues to have closures in place associated with the Creek Fire. Wilderness permits will not be issued for areas where closures are in effect. Sierra National Forest Closure Order and associated exhibits are attached in the links.

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.

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