Forest Orders

Regional Forest Orders

Regional Order No. 22-22 Pacific Southwest Region Fire Restrictions - Expires 5-29-2025

Regional Order No. 20-05 Pacific Southwest Region National Forest System Roads - Expires 7-15-2025

Los Padres National Forest Orders

Forest-wide Forest Orders

Forest Order 05-07-00-24-01 Special Closure Public Health and Safety: Effective January 27, 2024 - August 31, 2024

Forest Order 05-07-00-24-01

  • Special Closure Order Map - Exhibit A-1 (Monterey Ranger District)
  • Special Closure Order Map - Exhibit A-2 (Monterey Ranger District)
  • Special Closure Order Map - Exhibit B-1 (Santa Lucia Ranger District)
  • Special Closure Order Map - Exhibit B-3 (Santa Lucia Ranger District)
  • Special Closure Order Map - Exhibit B-4 (Santa Lucia Ranger District)
  • Special Closure Order Map - Exhibit B-5 (Santa Lucia Ranger District)
  • Special Closure Order Map - Exhibit C (Santa Barbara Ranger District)
  • Special Closure Order Map - Exhibit D (Ojai Ranger District)

Firearms Prohibition Forest Order: Effective February 15, 2023 through December 31, 2024

Monterey Ranger District Forest Orders

Forest Order 05-07-51-22-10 Nacimiento Ferguson Road Roadside Camping Prohibition - Effective September 3, 2022, through September 2, 2024.

Santa Lucia Ranger District Forest Orders

Forest Order 05-07-53-22-05 West Cuesta Fire Use Restrictions. This Order is effective from September 16, 2022, through September 15, 2024.

Santa Barbara District Forest Orders

Upper Santa Ynez Recreation Area Roads and Campground Closure

Forest Order 05-07-54-22-09 Expires: 7-22-2024

Access into the Pendola and Upper Santa Ynez Recreation Area (Big Caliente Hot Springs and surrounding campgrounds) is temporarily closed to motorized vehicles through July 22, 2024. There is access via hiking /biking. Rock Camp and Mono Camp are closed to all entry. No hike-in, bike-in or vehicle.

Campgrounds and hot Springs

Open via hiking and biking only – temporarily closed to motorized vehicular traffic

  • Middle Santa Ynez Campground
  • P-Bar Flats Campground
  • Big Caliente Hot Springs
  • Little Caliente Hot Springs

Fire Use Restrictions FO 05-07-54-22-04 - Santa Barbara Front Country Expires: February 24, 2024

Ojai Ranger District Forest Orders

Forest Order 05-07-55-23-14 Sespe Condor Sanctuary Occupancy and Use Restriction - Effective September 14, 2023 - September 13, 2025.

Tar Creek is closed. Public entry is prohibited.

Mt. Pinos Ranger District Forest Orders

Dry Canyon Area, Roads and Trails, and Wilderness Closure 05-07-57-23-03

Effective: March 1, 2023, through February 28, 2025