The Angeles National Forest is located in the south western part of California.
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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 Visitor Guide for more information.

Image of LA Skyline Ranger Nathan Judy waving Campgrounds are open image of east fork People Hiking West Fork Volunteers clearing a trail



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

every kid in a park logoAs 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.

[Graphic]:  Map of the Angeles National Forest.  The forest covers 650,000 acres in the San Gabriel



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


Forest Service Reduces Wildfire Growth Potential through Prescribed Fire

The Angeles National Forest - San Gabriel Mountains are undertaking a project 5 years in the making.

Monument Transportation Workshop Provides Vital Next Steps

Over 100 people attended the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the Forest Service held the first collaborative urban “Transportation Workshop” in the Azusa, CA, held On April 28th. Feedback on how to connect the public to the national monument was collectively discussed for implementation in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Transportation Plan. This was the first of workshop of many ahead to solicit involvement from community members in the decision making process of the transportation plan. The plan must be finalized by OCT ‘17.

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Field Ranger Program Shines in National Monument

U.S. Forest Service employees are hard-at-work helping citizens learn about and experience the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.

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.