Welcome to the Angeles National Forest

Welcome to the Angeles National Forest

From the high desert to mountains, the forest is the backyard playground to 20 million+ people in the Los Angeles area. Explore and help protect this 700,000-acre wonderland!

Plan Your Visit

Fourth of July

Are you planning to visit the Angeles National Forest on the Fourth of July holiday weekend? Plan ahead with the following key information, including the links below. 

  • Be aware that the possession or use of fireworks or pyrotechnics of any kind—including the “safe and sane” variety of fireworks—is always prohibited in the Angeles National Forest. This year-round prohibition will be strictly enforced throughout the holiday weekend.
  • A few areas of the forest will be temporarily closed for public safety or other reasons.
  • Visit Angeles National Forest - News & Events (usda.gov) or call or stop by one of our offices, ranger stations, visitor centers, or information stations to learn more.
  • Check out this short video for some of the key info: https://vimeo.com/725367976

Visiting National Forests

Outdoor recreation can be beneficial for your health but must be practiced safely.  Please avoid visiting national forests if you are sick and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.  Follow CDC Guidance on personal hygience and social distancing before and during your visit to the national forests to keep yourself and our communities healthy and safe.

Find Your Forest--the Angeles National Forest

An interactive map is available to plan your trip to the forest. Speak with a helpful staff person by calling (626) 574-1613 or stopping by our headquarters, ranger station, or visitor center. To obtain a full list of places where you can obtain more information, click here. Or send us an email message

Consider bringing a hard-copy map with you, though. Cell service is very spotty and unavailable most of the time.

Forest Fire Restoration Program

The Angeles National Forest is located within one of the driest, most fire-prone areas in the United States -- where human-caused wildland fires are becoming larger and more frequent -- significantly damaging natural resources as well as the important human infrastructure on invaluable public lands.

Not all areas and resources impacted by wildfires will recover naturally, so forest managers and partners have launched a number of restoration efforts intended to produce ecosystems that are able to adapt and thrive over time. Projects located within the areas burned by the Copper Fire (2002), Ranch Fire (2007), Sayre Fire (2008), and Powerhouse Fire (2013) focus on forest or upland vegetation and stream or riparian ecosystem restoration, sensitive wildlife species management, infrastructure improvements, and other beneficial projects.

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Angeles Fuels Program

The Angeles National Forest Fuels program mission is to manage fuels at the landscape scale to restore and maintain fire-resilient landscapes that are compatible with their historical fire return interval, a core goal of the Cohesive Strategy.

Learn more about:

  • Prescribed Fire
  • Managing wildfire for resource objectives
  • Fuel Treatments using mechanical, biological, or other non-fire methods

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