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.

Learn More about the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument...

Click for Map of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument National Monument boundaries as of 10-21-14

Seasons Greetings from the US Forest Service

Photo Caption: The Johnstons pose with Smokey Bear at the Montrose Christmas Parade.

San Gabriel River Ranger District Seasonal Campground Closures to Occur

Mt. Baldy Visitor Sign Photo Caption: A bike rests on the Mt. Baldy Visitor Center Sign

Mt. Baldy Visitor Center is open Friday, Sat & Sunday. Mon-Thurs education classes are held at the location. IF they are between classes or a class is not scheduled the Visitor Center may open to the public and they will answer the phone.If you have a question, please leave a voicemail (VM) and their call will be returned as soon as possible by the volunteers at the Mt. Baldy Visitor Center. **Manker Flats (Mt. Baldy Area) is scheduled to close November 15, 2014, but will remain open until the water is turned off due to cold temperatures. This may occur at any time. **Crystal Lake Recreation Area is open for overnight camping in Loops A, B, C which consists of 36 sites. When the water is turned off to the sites, due to cold temperatures, the sites will be closed to vehicle access, but walk-in is still available. This may occur at any time.

Online California Campfire Permit

If you plan to use anything besides a Forest Service provided fire-ring (i.e. backpack stove) then a CA Campfire Permit is required. Learn More...

Current Closure Orders and Maps

Jackson Lake Closure;

Click Here for the Jackson Lake Closure Order Effective 12/15/2014-3/31/2015

Click Here for the *UPDATED* 10/2014 Powerhouse Fire Closure Order & Map

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

Click Here for Eaton Canyon Upper Area Closure Order

Click Here for the printable Angeles National Forest Visitor Guide



Grant Awarded for $1.245 Million to Aid in Restoration of Big Tujunga Canyon Wat

The California Wildlife Conservation Board has awarded a grant to the National Forest Foundation for $1.245 million to assist with ecosystem recovery efforts on the Angeles National Forest.

Red Flag Waring Prompts Closures in ANF

Red Flag Waring Prompts Closures in ANF

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Littlerock Recreation Area

For more information on the Littlerock Recreation Area including a fee schedule, please follow this link. 

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.

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Key Contacts

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