Last updated June 15, 2021
It’s Wildfire Season - Be Prepared
Truckee’s wildfire season is now. Due to a light winter, we are 60 days earlier into wildfire season. If you are planning to visit, it’s important to have a plan, stay alert, and be wildfire ready. Read our Visitor’s Guide to Wildfire Season to get prepared.
Campfire Bans - TODAY'S STATUS, June 15.
RED FLAG WARNING: Not in effect
DURING RED FLAG WARNINGS, NO OPEN FLAMES ARE ALLOWED ANYWHERE - NO GAS, NO CHARCOAL, NO WOOD, NO CIGARETTES OUTSIDE.
Can I have a campfire or use a barbeque grill? Use the chart below to see where campfires are permitted.
Tahoe National Forest - ALLOWED ONLY IN PAID, DEVELOPED CAMPGROUNDS (HOST & WATER)
- Wood and charcoal fires are allowed in developed campgrounds (no CA Campfire Permit required) in official metal fire rings, only in paid campgrounds with an onsite host and plumbed water supply.
- NO wood and charcoal fires and NO dispersed camping in undeveloped locations (forests and beaches) at Boca, Prosser, Stampede and Hwy. 89 north and south corridors.
- View Tahoe National Forest fire restrictions
- *Where dispersed camping is allowed, a CA Campfire Permit is required.
- Get a CA Campfire Permit
Donner Memorial State Park - NO WOOD & CHARCOAL FIRES/BBQ's IN DAY USE AREAS
- NO wood or charcoal fires in day use areas (picnic tables, installed BBQ's).
- Fires are permitted in official metal fire rings in the Donner Memorial State Park campground.
- View Donner Memorial State Park fire restrictions
Truckee & Donner Summit Residential Areas - NO WOOD & CHARCOAL FIRES/BBQ's
- A District Wide Fire Ban is in effect through November 2021. ** This includes private campgrounds.
- NO campfires/bonfires that burn anything other than gas, including charcoal BBQ’s. Outdoor gas devices are permitted.
- Sign up for Nixle Alerts to get important updates from the Truckee Fire Protection District.
- View Truckee & Donner Summit fire restrictions
Red Flag Warning
ABSOLUTELY NO OPEN FLAMES (not even gas) - EXTREME FIRE DANGER
A Red Flag Warning is the highest alert, issued by the National Weather Service when weather events may result in extreme fire behavior. ABSOLUTELY NO OPEN FLAMES allowed outdoors from any type of fire source (gas, wood, charcoal, cigarettes, etc.). This applies to public lands (Tahoe National Forest, Donner Memorial State Park) and Truckee residential areas. Take extreme caution during a Red Flag Warning.
- Check if a Red Flag Warning is in effect for Truckee, California
- View region-wide map of Red Flag Warnings
- Learn more about Red Flag Warnings
Find Your Evacuation Route
Enter the address of your lodging or residence to view your evacuation zone, route, and status. You can also get fire and police info as well as links to updates and alerts.
Truckee, Nevada County Evacuation Routes (KNOW YOUR ADDRESS)
Listen for Evacuation Sirens
When you hear this Hi/Lo siren, it's time to GO - evacuate immediately.
Responsible Outdoor Recreation & Trail Updates
We encourage visitors to explore the numerous outdoor activities in Truckee-Tahoe, have fun, share the trail, and take care of our natural environment.
- Take the Traveler Responsibility Pledge & Enter to Win
- How to Recreate Responsibly & Leave No Trace
- Read North Lake Tahoe's Know Before You Go Guide
Truckee-Tahoe Weather, Trails & Maps
Hotels & Home Rentals
Truckee hotels and mountain home rentals are open. Masks are not required indoors for fully vaccinated individuals. Know the cancellation policy of the lodging property before booking a reservation.
Restaurants, bars, and breweries are open for indoor dining, outdoor dining, delivery, and takeout. Masks are not required indoors for fully vaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a face covering indoors to enter, exit and place an order.
Our retail shops welcome you in! Truckee has everything from specialty outdoor gear shops to art galleries to clothing boutiques. Masks are not required indoors for fully vaccinated individuals.
Indoor and outdoor events have returned to Truckee-Tahoe. View our event calendar to find festivals, outdoor music and art performances, farmers markets, and more. Masks are not required indoors for fully vaccinated individuals. People who are unvaccinated must continue to wear a mask at indoor events.