Jackson Demonstration State Forest

Seasonal Closure of Forest Roads

Fort Bragg– California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Mendocino Unit is preparing for the Fall season at Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) by announcing scheduled closures of seasonal forest roads.

Seasonal Road Closures: Effective on Thursday, October 15, 2015, except as noted below, all State Forest roads within Jackson Demonstration State Forest will be closed to unauthorized public vehicular traffic in accordance with Sections 1431 and 1438, Title 14, California Code of Regulations. The road closure prohibits the use of all unauthorized motorized vehicles, including motorcycles and ATVs. Roads may still be used for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. 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.

This seasonal closure protects forest roads from damage during wet weather. Please do not drive on roads that are wet and have soft surfaces, even if they are not formally closed. Road and stream damage can occur from rutting and erosion. It is not safe to drive on roads with slippery surfaces. Please help us protect your forest resources.


The following roads will generally remain open throughout the winter, but may be closed periodically without further notice depending on road and weather conditions:

  • Road 100 (closed at the property line at the north end)
  • Road 130 (closed at Road 1000 at the north end)
  • Road 250 (closed at Road 1000 at the north end)
  • Road 350 (only as far as the Egg Collection Station/Camp One Day Use Area)
  • Road 500
  • Road 700 to Mendocino Woodlands State Park
  • Roads 800 (to the property line)
  • Road 810
  • Road 900 only to Road 810


Information regarding camping and other recreational activities such as mushroom gathering on JDSF is available at the CAL FIRE Fort Bragg office located at 802 North Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA or by calling (707) 964-5674 during the following hours: Monday through Friday from 8-12 & 1-5. Our website is: http://calfire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/resource_mgt_stateforests_jackson.php


Multiple uses of JDSF for a wide variety of activities that benefit the public, the economy and natural resources are what our demonstration forests are all about.


Jackson Demonstration State Forest Seasonal Closure of Forest Roads