Yellow Post Site Information

I just realized that not everyone knows what a Yellow Post site is.  I don't always need or what to camp at a managed campground, so I set out to find out of site and secluded sites in the forest. It is so nice to be out in nature with no one but the people you love. So get out there and and do some back country camping.

So I found a pamphlet that had some information that might be of some help to you on your adventures.


From US Dept of Forestry:

What are they?
Yellow Post Sites are individual campsites located within the national forest. They offer camping with a feeling of solitude. Restrooms and water facilities are limited. These sites are on a first come first served basis.

Campsites
Each site has a painted yellow post and a metal fire ring. Some sites have picnic tables but no other facilities are provided. You may camp at Yellow Post Sites for up to 14 days in a row and up to 30 dais in one calendar year.

Campfires
In California a Camp Fire Permit is Required
Check with the ranger station for current fire restrictions and possible permits. Campfires are allowed only in metal fire rings. A camp stove may also be used but no charcoal grills are allowed.  Fully extinguish fire with water before retiring for the night or leaving the site unattended.

Fuel wood Gathering
Collect only dead wood lying on the ground. Cutting or chopping of standing trees is prohibited

Water
Carry you own water. Open water sources may be contaminated. Water from streams or springs should be treated  before use. IT is recommended that water from open souses should be boiled for 15 minutes before drinking.

Sanitation
Please bury human waste. Select a spot at least 200 feet from streams, springs, meadows, or campsites. Dig a hole at least 6 inches. Cover hole and compact the soil after use.


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