The Angeles National Forest is located in the south western part of California.
Where is this Forest?

Welcome to the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mtns. National Monument

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.

The USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest, has extended the public comment period for the Need for Change Document for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan until Tuesday August 11, 2015. Comments can be submitted through email located on the project page or may be mailed to Angeles National Forest, ATTN: Justin Seastrand, 701 North Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006, or hand delivered at that address, M – F, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. All project documentation is available at the website. To request paper copies, or for questions or information about the project, contact Justin Seastrand, (626) 574-5278, or The Angeles National Forest will hold five public meetings to discuss the development of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan and how you can participate in the process. The official comment period will be open from June 12—July 27, 2015 for a 45 day comment period. The Forest is required to have the Monument Plan completed with the next three years from the October 10, 2015 designation. The plan, once developed and approved, will guide how Monument resources and uses will be managed until the plan is revised. During the official comment period you may attend one of the five open house style meeting, comment throughor contact the Forest service for more information or a hard copy of the scoping letter by calling (626) 574-5278 and ask for Justin Seastrand, Forest Planner.

SGMNM Boundary Map Learn More about the San Gabriel Mtns. National Monument


Current Closure Orders and Maps

Protection of the Arroyo Toad promoted the closure of the Little Rock Recreation Area which extends from Joshua Tree Campground to the north, to Sulphur Springs Campground at the south, east along Alimony Ridge, and west to a point just east of the Desert Marksman permit area. This area will be closed to ALL USE until further notice.

Santa Clara Divide Road is closed to vehicle traffic from Alder Saddle to Bear Divide, along with Moody Cyn. Rd. , BP&L Rd. up to Northfork, and Indian Cyn. Open to all other uses.


Jackson Lake Closure; Williamson Rock Area Closure Order Effective 12/15/2015

Jackson Lake Closure Order Effective 12/15/2014-3/31/2015

*UPDATED* 10/2014 Powerhouse Fire Closure Order & Map

Mt. Baldy Trail (Commonly Known as Bear Canyon Trail) Closure Order

Eaton Canyon Upper Area Closure Order

Printable Angeles National Forest Visitor Guide


Rincon Shortcut Rules and Regulations Permit

This document provides the new/adjusted rules for use of the Rincon Shortcut.  This document will be the new permit and now eliminates the requirement and confusion for a high clearance vehicle. It does identify that both a high clearance and 4 wheel drive vehicle are highly recommended.

Red Flag Warning Prompts Closures in ANF

Red Flag Warning Prompts Closures in ANF

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Angeles National Forest Partnership Programs

Penny Pines and Plant-a-Tree are part of the partnership program. They are instrumental in helping the Forest replant burned areas resulting from blazes such as the Station Fire.

Forest Planning and Projects

Follow this link for information on Forest Service planning and projects.


Information for Home Owners Regarding Restoration and Structure Protection

Follow this link to get information for Home Owners regarding restoration and structure protection.

Friends of the Angeles Sensing Sessions Held

Angeles National Forest and National Forest Foundation officials hold sensing sessions.    Follow this link for more information.


Key Contacts

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