The Angeles National Forest is located in the south western part of California.
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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!

We Need Your Help! Saint Francis Dam Graffiti Removal Project

image of a part of st. francis damAngeles National Forest - San Gabriel Mountains National Monument is seeking volunteers for the March 3rd & 4th Saint Francis Dam Graffiti Removal Project. We will be meeting each morning at 9:00 AM in a large turnout on the east side of San Francisquito Canyon Road, approximately 1.5 miles north of Power Plant No.2. Learn More....


Forest Service Hosting Public Meeting for Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Applications

image of a blowhorn saying we want your commentsAngeles National Forest - San Gabriel Mountains National Monument will host a public meeting, March 13th at 1 pm at the Headquarter's Office (701 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006) to review OHV grant proposals.

A public comment period will be held beginning March 7 through April 3 regarding grant requests that were sent to state officials to help manage some of the only local off-highway vehicle areas located in the Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and the Los Angeles basin. Learn more...

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

Sand Fire Closure Order 05-01-16-09

Fish Fire Closure Order 01-16-08

Williamson Rock Closure Order 01-16-01

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


Expanding outreach efforts for forest plan revisions

Summer is in full swing and so is the 90-day, public comment period for the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and draft forest plans for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. The public and tribes can expect multiple opportunities to engage with us as we move forward on this effort!

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.

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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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