Campfire Restrictions in Effect on National Forests 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

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

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.

Forest Service Prohibits Campfires Outside Of Developed Campgrounds To Reduce Human-Caused Wildfires

National Forests in California will enact campfire restrictions to protect the health and safety of communities and firefighters, effective immediately and until further notice.

Read the news release

Temporary Closure of Three Sisters and Cedar Creek Falls Area

The Three Sisters & Cedar Creek Falls Area forest closures will be in effect from August 4 through October 31, 2020 and will address public, employee, and cooperator health and safety concerns related to dispersed recreation and fire risk in the areas.

Forest Order No. 02-20-26   Map                Forest Order No. 02-20-27  Map

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 or onsite at one of our fee locations (cell coverage dependent).

Temporary Closure Of Group Campgrounds 

To ensure the health and safety of visitors and employees, the temporary closure of  Falcon, Horse Heaven, El Prado and Wooded Hill Group Campgrounds will be extended through August 15, 2020. 

 Forest Order No. 02-20-24 

Temporary Closure Of Laguna Campground

The Laguna Campground Renovation Project is almost finished! To ensure public safety during the renovation project, the temporary closure of Laguna Campround will go through August 13, 2020. In order to accommodate high demand for camping, half of the campground will be open to campers during construction. Projected opening date is August 14 and all campsites will be reservable. More news to come on when reservations become available.  

Forest Order No. 02-20-25 (unsigned)               Forest Order No. 02-20-25 (signed)

Virtual Services

This office has moved to virtual services. You can access our forest maps at 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 Si necesita atención inmediata o tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame al 858-673-6180.


Popular Recreation Activities

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

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Holy Fire Closure Info

Holy Fire burn area

Holy Fire closure order, maps, and BAER reports. The burn area will be closed until September 2020

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Heres what you should know about hiking Section A (first 110 miles) of the Pacific Crest Trail through the Cleveland National Forest


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