Alerts & Notices

Ongoing Fires and Emergencies

Please check Incident Information System Web Site (InciWeb) for the most up-to-date information about wildfires. This website provides information on fires in the San Diego region and across the country

Fire Restrictions

The Cleveland National Forest has a two level Fire Restriction System for residents and visitors. General Fire Restrictions are in effect on a year-round basis. As burning conditions become more severe, the Forest will implement Elevated Fire Restrictions. Residents and visitors can call 619-593-2183 to hear a recorded message and find out what restrictions are in effect on the Cleveland National Forest and what activities are allowed/not allowed. Current fire restrictions can be found on the home page on the upper right hand corner


Elevated Fire Restrictions are currently in effect

As of August 20th 2015, a Forest Order regarding the elvated fire restrictions was released. That order can be found here. For more information on elevated fire restrictions, please read our most recent press release on Current Fire Restrictions


Public Advisories

Hunting: The Cleveland National Forest is open to hunting according to season schedules and hunting regulations set by the California Department of Fish and Game, all areas are restricted to entry by foot or vehicle, as noted above.

Abandoned Mine Cleanup and Safety Closures

Abandoned mines are dangerous and should be left alone. Many backcountry areas in southern California were historically used for mining. It is not know where all of these mining operations historically occurred. The Forest continues to clean up known abandoned mine materials left behind from past mining operations as funding and staffing permit.


Forest Road Status and Conditions

Vehicle access on Forest Roads may be restricted due to wet road conditions and/or fire or resource damage. For information on the status of specific roads, please view our Forest Trail and Road Closures .


  • I-5 Ortega Interchange Improvement Project


  • Orosco Ridge Shooting Area Remains Closed