Hikers along the Pacific Crest Trail are being detoured around the Williamson Rock area of the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. This temporary closure (Forest Order No. 05-01-22-04), in effect through December 31, 2023, is for the protection of natural resources, specifically the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog and its critical habitat.
Help keep wilderness wild by doing your part to stay out of the closed area.
In addition to what is listed on the website, click on the April Recreation Report for more details about what is OPEN / CLOSED in the forest. Information listed can change at any time, so please contact us directly for updates.
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), and to protect natural resources, the following act is prohibited within the Angeles National Forest. This Order is effective from February 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022.
Going into or being upon any National Forest System lands within 700 feet of the hilltop located at N34 12’ 23.7” W117 51’ 53.9”, as shown on the attached map.
36 C.F.R. § 261.53(a).
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. §§ 26 I .50(a), and to protect natural resources, the
following acts are prohibited on National Forest System lands within the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. This Order is effective from December 8, 2020, through December 7, 2022.
Camping outside a Forest Service developed campground for more than 7 consecutive days in a calendar year. 36 C.F.R. § 26 I .58(a).
Camping inside of a Forest Service developed campground for more than 14 consecutive days in a calendar year. 36 C.F.R. § 26 I .58(a).
Camping for more than 21 total days in a calendar year. 36 C.F.R. § 26 I .58(a).
Camping outside of a Forest Service developed campground and within 300 feet of the centerline of any city, county, or state road for more than 7 days in a calendar year. 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(e).
Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System lands under my jurisdiction. This Order is effective from May 30, 2020, through May 29, 2022.
Using an explosive. 36 CFR 261.52(b).
Possessing any substance, material, or any combination of substances or materials, with the intent to make any destructive device or any explosive within the State of California, without first obtaining a valid permit from the State of California, as required by California Penal Code 18720. 36 CFR 261.52(k).
Possessing, discharging or using any kind of firework or other pyrotechnic devices. 36 CFR 261.52(f).
Throughout the year, the forest has seasonal campground closures or closures due to inclement weather or fire. For information on recreation closures, please call an Angeles National Forest office or visit our recreation section for current statuses.
Road conditions throughout the Angeles National Forest - San Gabriel Mountains National Monument can change suddenly due to weather conditions or fire activity.
As a visitor to the national forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the forest and the natural resources and to provide for the public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you online for your review. Forest officers are empowered to enforce the Federal Regulations which the rules listed in the brochure are taken from. Please take time to read and understand them. If you have additional questions please call your local Forest Service Office for clarification.