[May 13] California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Mendocino Unit will open the campgrounds and seasonal roads within the Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) on Friday, May 13th for the dry period. Campers are reminded that camping is only allowed within designated camping areas and a fee is required. The camping fee is $15 per night with a single vehicle. Each additional vehicle up to a maximum of two vehicles per site is an additional $5. Motorists are advised that it is always unlawful to operate unlicensed vehicles (including off-road vehicles with or without green stickers) on State Forest roads. Off-road travel with motorized vehicles is not permitted on the State Forest. Please do not drive on roads that are wet and have soft surfaces, even if they are formally open. Other closed roads may still be used for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding if outside of an active timber operation area. Each year, seasonal openings/closures occur, please refer to our website or contact our office for current information.
The CAL FIRE JDSF office is located at 802 North Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA. (707) 964-5674. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (closed from 12-1:00 p.m.).