view of LA skyline


Popular Recreation Activities

Hiking Camping OHV Riding Winter Sports. Fishing Hunting

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

Remember - When in the Forest: Don't Touch the Animals

Don't touch the animals signFor your safety, please do not attempt to pick up any sick or injured animal that you may encounter on the trails or in the Forest.  They may be carrying serious illnesses that can easily be transmitted to humans.  If you do see any animal in need of assistance, please contact the California Department of Fish and Wildlife or the local Ranger Station.

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

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.


Penny Pines Reforestation Program

Learn More about the Penny Pines Reforestation Program and donate today! 

Angeles NF Graduates Eleven Students from Women in Wildland Fire Training Camp

A woman firefighter learns proper technique using a fire hose.

The Angeles National Forest held its inaugural Women in Wildland Fire Training Camp, June 5-9, 2017, at the Angeles Crest Christian Camp.