Alerts & Notices

2019 Road Damage

2019 Road Damage Map

Interactive Road Damage Map

This winter a series of strong storms hit California, causing extensive damage to roads, trails, infrastructure and ecosystems on California's national forests. This map will help you determine where road damage has occurred and how it might impact your plans to visit the national forest.

The map shows the damage of which we are aware. While the map is linked directly to the Forest Service database and is kept as current as possible, please contact your local Forest Service office for the most complete and up-to-date information on road damage.

Safety First

Safety FirstPlease be aware of these alerts and notices because many unexpected situations can present difficult challenges for forest visitors.

Be well informed and prepared for your next visit to the forest.

Before venturing out, contact the nearest Forest Service office for recent information on alerts, advisories, notices and closures.

To report an emergency, please call 911.

Target Shooting Restrictions

Date: April 23, 2021

Los Padres National Forest officials announced that the Forest Order prohibiting recreational shooting in all areas within the Forest has been extended through June 30, 2021.

Curent Fire Restrictions

Date: April 23, 2021

Snow and rain across Los Padres National Forest has provided sufficient moisture to reduce fire restrictions on the forest effective immediately.

Under the reduced fire restrictions, campfires and charcoal barbeques will be allowed in all areas of the Forest. A California Campfire Permit is required to build a campfire outside of a designated Campfire Use Site. California Campfire Permits are available for free download from the Forest website (http://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf). A list of Campfire Use Sites is available at all Forest offices.

Visitors who construct wood or charcoal fires outside of designated Campfire Use Sites also must clear all flammable material for a minimum of five feet in all directions; have a shovel available for preparing and extinguishing the fire; have a responsible person in attendance at all times; and extinguish the fire with water, using the “drown, stir and feel” method.

The following restrictions will remain in effect:

  • Spark arresters are required on all off-highway vehicles, chainsaws, and other internal combustion engines and equipment;
  • A permit is required for all welding, grinding, cutting, or use of explosives;
  • Tracer ammunition is prohibited at all times;
  • Fireworks are always prohibited in Los Padres National Forest;
  • The Dolan Fire burn perimeter remains closed to public entry under a revised closure order;
  • Recreational target shooting is prohibited in all areas of Los Padres National Forest except for the Winchester Canyon Gun Club and the Ojai Valley Gun Club that are under special use permits.

Visitors are encouraged to call the Forest Supervisor’s Office or the local ranger stations for more information on conditions and restrictions.

Supervisor’s Office – (805) 448-6487

Santa Barbara Ranger District – (805) 448-3648

Ojai Ranger District – (805) 448-4710

Mt. Pinos Ranger District – (661) 556-6110

Santa Lucia Ranger District – (805) 865-0416

Monterey Ranger District – (831) 242-0619

For additional information, please visit the Forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/lpnf/home.

Alerts and Closures

Forest Road and Campground Current Conditions and Closures

Forest Orders



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