Tahoe National Forest

General Info

  • CDFW Region: Region 2 (North Central)
  • County: Sierra County, Nevada County, Yuba County, Plumas County and El Dorado County
  • Headquarters: Nevada City, CA (530) 265-4531
  • Ranger Districts:
  1. American River RD: Foresthill, CA (530) 367-2224
  2. Sierraville RD: Sierraville, CA (530) 994-3401
  3. Truckee RD: Truckee, CA (530) 587-3558
  4. Yuba River RD: Camptonville, CA (530) 288-3231


  • Authorized Species: all legal species, but the following are emphasized:
  1. California mule deer hunting

    Deer Hunting

    Big Game: black bear, black-tailed deer, and mule deer

  2. Small Game: rabbit and tree squirrel
  3. Upland Game Birds: California quail, mountain quail, blue grouse, band-tailed pigeon, and Turkey
  • Closures: NO hunting in private property withing the Forest boundaries
  • Hunting Areas: see “Closures” above
  1. Big Game:
    1. Cottonwood Creek Campground
    2. Lower Little Truckee Campground
    3. Upper Little Truckee Campground
  2. Big game, small game, and game birds, including waterfowl:
    1. East Meadow Campground
    2. Pass Creek Campground
    3. Woodcamp Campground
  • Regulations: all Federal, State, and local law.  Warning shot!!!  Click here for a summary of general USFS regulations.
  • Shotgun restrictions

    Use of shotguns

    Shooting: do NOT shoot (a) from a road, across a road, across a body of water or (b) within 150 yards of a campground or inhabited area.

  • Webpage: hunting

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