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Popular Recreation Activities

Hiking Camping OHV Riding Winter Sports. Fishing Hunting

We have lots more information about recreation opportunities across the forest!

Public Transportation into the Forest - Monument Workshop Outcomes

The US Forest Service held a transportation workshop, February 15th, to discuss the outcomes and next steps resulting from Fall's Chantry Flat pilot shuttle program. During the workshop, forest - monument stakeholders and partners discussed how to move forward with increasing public transportation into the forest - monument. Below are documents from that meeting. They provide some insight into what potential opportunities are available and course of action.

Seasonal Prescribed Burning

During winters when the San Gabriel Mountains receive precipitation, hazardous fuels reduction is carried out with prescribed burns. These hazardous fuels treatments are designed to maintain a light fuel loading to enhance Community Defense and the effectiveness of both ground-based and aerial firefighting personnel during wildfire events.

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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

San Gabriel Reservoir Area Closure /Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd540002.pdf

Sand Fire Closure Order 05-01-16-09 updated 05-01-17-04

Fish Fire Closure Order 01-16-08

Williamson Rock Closure Order 05-01-17-02

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.

Regional Closure Order 15-04

Recent News


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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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.

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