Face masks and physical distancing are required in all of our offices. Follow these guidelines as a starting point for staying healthy and safe outside during winter. Big Laguna Trail Gazing at Cuyapaipe Peak from Stevenson Peak By Alexander S. Kunz Pacific Crest Trail at Fosters Point Photo By Alexander S. Kunz Garnet Peak at the Transition Zone Photo By Alexander S. Kunz Laguna Mountains at Monument Peak Photo By Alexander S. Kunz Trabuco Winter Landscape Santiago's Peak and Hiker

USFS Cancels Campground Closures on Remaining National Forests in California

The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region canceled the remaining developed campground closures on National Forests. Regional Orders 21-1 and 21-3 are linked within.   News Release

Holy Fire Burn Area Closure

An extended closure has been implemented for the Holy Fire burned area and will be in effect until October 2021. 

Valley Fire Burn Area Closure

The Valley Fire started on September 5, 2020, burning areas of the Descanso Ranger District. The Valley Fire closure area has been reduced in size and select roads and trails will reopen on December 15th. Corral Canyon OHV Area is also now open to the public. To see the the Valley Burn Area, please refer to the area closure order and map.

A Note About Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation can be beneficial for your health but must be practiced safely. We recommend exercising close to your home and complying with local and state guidance for not traveling for your recreation needs. If an area is crowded, please search for a less occupied location. Stay safe. For more on avoiding COVID-19, visit www.coronavirus.gov.

Visiting National Forests

Please avoid visiting national forests if you are sick and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene and social distancing before and during your visit to the forest.

If an area is crowded, move to a less occupied location. Also consider avoiding the forest during high-use periods.

Free Access Granted To Military Veterans and Gold Star

Beginning on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020, the Forest Service will offer a fee waiver granting veterans and Gold Star families free access to all Forest Service operated day-use standard amenity recreation fee sites such as trailheads, picnic sites, visitor centers and most other day-use recreation sites. Learn more about this free benefit 

Digital Passes For Adventure Pass Fee Sites Now Available

The Cleveland National Forest is now offering digital passes for recreation fee sites! Purchase a day use digital pass prior to your visit  at https://www.recreation.gov/ or onsite at one of our fee locations (cell coverage dependent).

Boulder Oaks Campground Update

Boulder Oaks Campground is undergoing some essential renovations to provide an updated & comfortable camping experience. Construction activities begin Monday, November 30th and are expected to be complete by February 2021. Campsites will remain open on a first come, first served basis.

Laguna Campground Update

The Laguna Campground Renovation Project is almost finished! To ensure public safety during the renovation project, and in order to accommodate high demand for camping, half of the campground will be open to campers during construction. The campground will open August 14 and all campsites will be reservable. Make your reservations now at www.recreation.gov  

Virtual Services 

This office has moved to virtual services. You can access our forest maps at https://www.fs.fed.us/ivm/. If you need immediate assistance or have any questions, please call 858-673-6180. 

Versión en Español

Esta oficina se ha cambiado a servicios virtuales. Ud. puede accedar los mapas de nuestros bosques en https://www.fs.fed.us/ivm. Si necesita atención inmediata o tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame al 858-673-6180.


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Holy Fire closure order, maps, and BAER reports. The burn area will be closed until October 2021.

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