The Angeles National Forest offers natural environments, spectacular scenery, developed campgrounds and picnic areas, swimming, fishing, skiing and the solitude of quiet wilderness areas. Trails winding throughout the forest accommodate hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts. Please visit our Visitor Guide for more information.
Forest Service Seeks Public Comment for Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application
The Angeles National Forest - San Gabriel Mountains National Monument will be seeking public input for their upcoming State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVRD) grants that will be submitted on March 7, 2017. California state regulations require public input prior to the preliminary application deadline in this fund allocation process. The agreements support Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) management activities on the national forest, including operations and maintenance, law enforcement, development, planning, restoration and education and safety. 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.
Every Kid in a Park
As 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.
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