If you plan to use anything besides a Forest Service provided fire-ring (i.e. backpack stove) then a CA Campfire Permit is required.
An online printable version is available here.
The Angeles National Forest offers natural environments, spectacular scenery, developed campgrounds and picnic areas, swimming, fishing, skiing and the solitude of quiet wilderness areas. Trails winding throughout the forest accommodate hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts. Please visit our recreational activities page for more information. Many of the facilities and services in the Angeles National Forest are free. Some areas and facilities in the Angeles, as well as in the other national forests of Southern California, require the Adventure Pass or other recreation fees to help maintain, manage and improve the amenities that forest visitors enjoy. To learn if fees are required at the area or facility you plan to visit, please contact the Forest Service office nearest your destination. Follow this link for more information on the Angeles National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps. Again, welcome to the Angeles National Forest—YOUR great outdoors to visit, to care for and to enjoy!
Current Closure Orders & Maps:
Click Here for Mt. Baldy Trail Closure Order
Click Here for Eaton Canyon Upper Area Closure Order
Click Here for the 2014 Powerhouse Fire Closure Order & Map
Click Here for the printable Angeles National Forest Visitor Guide