The Cleveland National Forest is located in the southwestern part of California.
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On July 1st, 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt signed a declaration that created the Cleveland National Forest. Now, more than 100 years later, the Cleveland National Forest provides habitat for native wildlife, as well as a natural refuge and playground for many of the 3 million plus residents in the greater San Diego area. Read more about the history of the Cleveland National Forest how it was founded and evolved into the forest it is today! 

 

Maps for Mobile Devices

US Forest Service provides several types of publications and maps to the public.  The PDF Maps Mobile App, developed by Avenza Systems Inc., is available as a free download from iTunes and the Android Play Store.  Click here for more info.

California Forest Pest Conditions Report

The 2013 edition of the California Forest Pest Conditions Report is now available.  It covers forest health and pest issues impacting California’s forests, woodlands, and urban trees.  For a copy of the report, click here.

Star Party Dates for 2014 

An exciting amateur astronomy project occurs each spring, summer, and fall at Palomar Mountain's Observatory Campground. For more details, click here.

Features

Cedar Creek Falls Permit Area

Effective Friday, April 5, 2013, a visitor use permit is required to visit the Cedar Creek Falls Visitor Use Permit Area.

The Cleveland National Forest opened the west access to Cedar Creek Falls located in Ramona, CA off of the Thornbush Road.

The visitor permit has to be purchased ahead of time at  http://www.recreation.gov/


Orosco Ridge Target Shooting Area is closed

While the Orosco Ridge Shooting Area is closed, general recreation and hunting is not allowed. The Forest Service is maintaining the closure of the Orosco Ridge Recreational Target Shooting Area for an indefinite amount of time due to public safety concerns and the presence of hazardous materials.

Spotlights

Cleveland National Forest receives “Best of Orange County” Awards

Photo: Trabuco Landscape

Cleveland National Forest’s Trabuco District won “Best Hiking Trail” for its Santiago Trail and received a second place award for its Holy Jim Trail.

Laguna Mountain Recreation Area

A meadow with split rail fence surrounded by pines.

In less than an hour from downtown San Diego you can find a forested spot brimming with a variety of recreational opportunities . . .

 




Help Stop the Spread of Goldspotted Oak Borer!

The side view of a black insect with orange spots.

Don't move oak firewood out of San Diego County!

Volunteers Make a Difference

[Photo]: Kids planting trees.

Volunteering on the Cleveland NF can be a rewarding and educational experience.  There is much you can do to help!



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