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Forest Service Temporarily Closes All National Forests in California

Chantry Flat Picnic Area and Millard Campground Closed on Weekends

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Due to health and safety issues, Chantry Flat Picnic Area and Millard Campground will be closed on weekends due to high-fire danger level.  

2020 Women-in-Wildland Fire Training Camp

November 16th - November 22

Women in WildFire Training CampThe Angeles National Forest is hosting the 4th annual Women In Wildland Fire Training Camp. Applicants will learn basic wildland fire skills and become familiar with the application process for seasonal positions with the USDA Forest Service. This is a 6-day all-inclusive training camp where meals and sleeping quarters will be provided.

A work capacity test will be given on the first day requiring each student to walk 3 miles with 45 Lb. pack, in 45 min. Students are required to stay in the camp facility during the duration of the camp. November 15th through graduation on Nov 22th.

All training will follow all CDC health recommendations.

Visiting the Forest

The two orders that temporarily suspended activities in high-use areas and developed recreation sites have expired. However, some facilities such as restrooms and campgrounds may not be available while we focus on necessary maintenance. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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If you need assistance or have any questions please call:

Headquarters: (747) 322-6574
Los Angeles Gateway Ranger District: (818) 482-8937
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument: (747) 322-6643

Recreation Sites Status Map

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This interactive web map provides the public with updated information on the status of campgrounds, day-use sites, picnic areas, and other designated recreation sites on National Forests throughout California.

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 these invaluable public lands.

Not all areas and resources impacted by these fires 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), and Sayre Fire (2008) 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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San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan is Completed

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The Land Management Plan Amendment, Environmental Assessment (EA), and Decision Notice for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument are complete. "We are excited to have this plan to the finish line," Jerome Perez, Angeles National Forest Supervisor, stated. "The collaborative effort with our many partners has been outstanding, and we look forward to continued cooperation as we implement this plan." The Monument Plan provides guidance for the Angeles National Forest to manage the area’s unique ecological, social, and cultural resources for years to come. The Angeles National Forest will now begin carrying out the Monument Plan. Specific projects across the monument will progress through planning and implementation, and the Monument Plan will help guide those efforts. Any project initiated on the Monument will need to be in alignment with this Plan.

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


Recreation Fee Program Accomplishments

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Your Adventure Pass fees have been hard at work. Find out how! 

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