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!
Forest seeking public comments on proposed changes to Recreation Fee Sites
The forest is proposing to eliminate or substantially reduce the size of these standard amenity fee areas. Click here for more information.
Descanso Emergency Closure
Portions of the Chariot Fire burn area are still closed to visitors. Campground and trails have been re-opened. Click here to find out more.
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 is opening the west access to Cedar Creek Falls located in Ramona, CA off of the Thornbush Road.
Visitors are required to have a permit at this time. It may be purchased ahead of time at www.recreation.gov. Permit reservations for the public will be available as of 12:01 am PDT on April 5, 2013. Thank you for your patience.
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.