OAKHURST — Local civic leaders have a message for residents and visitors alike, and it’s about staying fire-safe this summer. Rotary Clubs of Oakhurst in partnership with Eastern Madera County Chamber Alliance are supporting Sierra National Forest fire restrictions currently in effect by distributing ‘No Open Fires’ signs. The signs are available now at the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce office to Chamber members and non-members.
Campfires will still be allowed in designated campgrounds; propane camp stoves are being allowed with a campfire permit. No charcoal or open flames are permitted.
“It is such a big holiday weekend with hundreds of tourists visiting our office and we want everyone to stay safe and be vigilant of the no fire restriction,” says Rhonda Salisbury, CEO of Visit Yosemite Madera County. “Having the ‘No Fire’ sign posted in our office and businesses around the community helps communicate the message.” You can call the Chamber for more information at (559) 683-7766 or visit the website.
Forest Services District offices in North Fork and Oakhurst will be open Monday, July 4from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist visitors with any questions about designated campgrounds, and which ones are open or closed. The Forest Service District Office in Oakhurst is also located at 40343 CA-41 alongside the Chamber. The Forest Service District Office in North Fork is located at 57003 Road 225 in North Fork.
The Southern Yosemite Visitors Bureau was formed in 1985. It has been operating at The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau for 30 years. The Bureau was established by a group from the Eastern Madera County Chamber of Commerce with a vision of the growing potential for drawing the millions of visitors to Yosemite National Park to the many businesses and attractions in Madera County. Recently the visitor’s bureau changed its name to Visit Yosemite | Madera County to more accurately reflect its mission to promote all there is to see and do in Yosemite and Madera County.
Fire Restrictions Are Now In Effect ‘No Open Fires’
Rotary Clubs of Oakhurst in Partnership with Eastern Madera County Chamber Alliance Supporting Sierra National Forest