Alerts & Notices

2019 Road Damage

2019 Road Damage Map

Interactive Road Damage Map

This winter a series of strong storms hit California, causing extensive damage to roads, trails, infrastructure and ecosystems on California's national forests. This map will help you determine where road damage has occurred and how it might impact your plans to visit the national forest.

The map shows the damage of which we are aware. While the map is linked directly to the Forest Service database and is kept as current as possible, please contact your local Forest Service office for the most complete and up-to-date information on road damage.

Safety First

Safety FirstPlease be aware of these alerts and notices because many unexpected situations can present difficult challenges for forest visitors.

Be well informed and prepared for your next visit to the forest.

Before venturing out, contact the nearest Forest Service office for recent information on alerts, advisories, notices and closures.

To report an emergency, please call 911.

Target Shooting Restrictions

Date: April 23, 2021

Los Padres National Forest officials announced that the Forest Order prohibiting recreational shooting in all areas within the Forest has been extended through June 30, 2021.

Curent Fire Restrictions

In response to the increasing potential for a wildland fire start, Los Padres National Forest officials announced that fire restrictions will be raised throughout the Forest effective today, May 25. These restrictions will affect the use of campfires, stoves, smoking materials and internal combustion engines, and will remain in effect until the end of fire season in late autumn. 

Effective May 25, the following restrictions will be in effect:

  • No open fires, campfires or charcoal fires will be permitted outside of developed recreation sites or designated Campfire Use Sites, even with a valid California Campfire Permit. Lanterns and portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel will be permitted, but only with a valid California Campfire Permit, which are available free-of-charge on the Forest website. Forest visitors must clear all flammable material for five feet in all directions from their camp stove, have a shovel available, and ensure that a responsible person attends the stove at all times during use.
  • Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or a designated Campfire Use Site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
  • Internal combustion engines may be operated only on roads or designated trails. This restriction is in effect year-round. Please make sure your engine is tuned, operating properly, and has an approved spark arrester.
  • Fireworks – even the “safe and sane” variety – are not permitted at any time or in any location within the Forest.
  • Recreational target shooting remains prohibited within Los Padres National Forest except for the two areas under special use permit, i.e., Winchester Canyon Gun Club and the Ojai Valley Gun Club.

For a list of Developed Recreation Sites and Campfire Use Sites in Los Padres National Forest, or further information regarding Fire-Safe Camping, visit or contact the U.S. Forest Service district office nearest you.

Visitors are encouraged to call the Forest Supervisor’s Office or the local Ranger Station for more information on conditions and restrictions.

  • Supervisor’s Office – (805) 448-6487
  • Santa Barbara Ranger District – (805) 448-3648
  • Ojai Ranger District – (805) 448-4710
  • Mt. Pinos Ranger District – (661) 805-1057
  • Santa Lucia Ranger District – (805) 865-0416
  • Monterey Ranger District – (831) 242-0619

Alerts and Closures

Forest Road and Campground Current Conditions and Closures

Forest Orders


  • WILLOW FIRE - Monterey Ranger District
  • Current Fire Restrictions
  • Dolan Fire Emergency Road, Trail, and Campground Closure Order - Monterey RD
  • Nordhoff Ridge Road Temporary Closure to vehicles
  • Forest Closures and Current Conditions
  • Forest Order 05-07-00-20-13 Campground Occupancy Use
  • Santa Lucia Ranger District Forest Rd Closure 29S28 (TV Tower Rd) West Cuesta Rd

View More Alerts


  • Forest Order 05-07-51-19-09 Roadside Camping Prohibition Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd
  • Los Padres Dam to Pine Ridge Trail Closure - Monterey Ranger Distict
  • Big Caliente Hot Springs / Pendola Gate at Romero Saddle 5N12/5N15 is closed
  • Bottchers Gap Campground Closure