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 Visitor Guide for more information.
The San Gabriel Complex
The San Gabriel Complex consists of 2 fires that started the morning of June 20, the Reservoir Fire and the Fish Fire. Combine acreage for the complex remains the same at 5,399 acres (1,146 acres for the Reservoir Fire with 96% containment and 4,253 acres for the Fish Fire and 96% containment). 308 personnel are currently engaged on these fires to including 11 engines, 8 handcrews, 7 water tenders, 2 bulldozers, and 8 helicopters.
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team has been ordered for the San Gabriel Complex. BAER is the rapid assessment of burned watersheds to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural resources or cultural resources on affected lands. Fires result in loss of vegetation, exposure of soil to erosion risks, and increased water runoff that may lead to flooding, increased sediment, debris flows, or damage to critical natural and cultural resources. You can get ongoing information by visiting: Inciweb
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan and Land Management Plan Amendment
The USDA Forest Service has completed portions of an Environmental Assessment for the proposed San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan. The portions of the document available for public review are Chapter 1, Introduction, and Chapter 2, Proposed Action and Alternatives.
This document is available for public review, but the Forest Service will not respond to any comments on the document at this time. The document is provided in advance of a formal public comment period schedule for July/August 2016, to give the public additional time to review and understand the proposed plan before submitting official comments. The Monument Plan will be adopted as an amendment to the LMP. Please click on the document links below for details on the project.
Every Kid in a Park
As part of President Obama’s initiative to get “Every Kid in a Park,” 4th grade classes are eligible to receive reimbursement for transportation costs when visiting the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. In addition, the Forest Service can provide programming in an outdoor classroom setting for groups of about 100 students. Please click on the map below to find out more about locations and programs available.
Current Closure Orders and Maps
Forest Fire Restrictions Order 01-16-04
Jackson Lake Closure Order 01-16-03
Eaton Canyon Closure Order 01-16-02
Williamson Rock Closure Order 01-16-01
Regional Closure Order 15-05
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.
Cabin Fire Closure Legals and Maps
Regional Closure Order 15-04