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 comments period for the GI study is now closed.
New document(s) uploaded Nov. 12, 2015.
Please check regularly over the next few weeks for additional uploads.
Contact: George Farra 626-574-5301.
Forest and Monument Notices
Seasonal Campground Closures- November 15th
Meadow Group Campground
Bandido Group Campground
Horse Flats Campground
Santa Clara Divide Road (3N17) will be gated at the Angeles Crest Christian Camp (ACCC) but will remain open between Three Points and the ACCC.
3N14 between Loomis Ranch and Santa Clara Divide Road
Little Pines Campground, Charlton Flat Picnic Area, and Chilao Picnic Area will remain open until the first significant winter storm blows through the area. There will be no water available, so please make sure to bring an adequate supply for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. The fee for Little pines is $12 per night and is good for 8 people and 2 cars per site.
Monte Cristo Campground will be closed for campground renovations for approximately 3 months- beginning Monday October 5th to mid-January 2016. The last day the campground will be open to the public will be Sunday, October 4th.
09/07/2015 - Due to an unforseen leak in a water pipe, Chilao Campground is without drinking water. Campers are required to bring their own drinking water. Crews are assessing the leak, but a time frame for the completed repair is unknown at the moment. Please keep checking back for updates. For questions, please call 818-899-1900
Due to rock and mudslides, Angeles Crest Hwy (HWY 2) has been closed between Islip Saddle and Vincent Gap. It's reopening is unknown at this time.
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.
On behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service employees from the Angeles National Forest/San Gabriel Mountains National Monument along with enthusiastic volunteers had the privilege to staff a booth at the 2015 World Special Olympics, held from July 23 through August 2 at the University of Southern California. This was an agency wide effort with collaborative support provided from the Washington Office and the Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5).
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.