Big Bear Discovery Center

Each of the three ranger districts on the forest has its own management staff led by the District Ranger. The forest also has several visitor centers to serve the recreational visitor to the forest during the busy summer season. The Forest Supervisor's office located in San Bernardino, houses various program managers and resources utilized by Districts in managing the forest.

Mountaintop Ranger District

Scott Eliason, Acting District Ranger

Mountaintop Ranger District & Discovery Center

P.O. Box 290
41374 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
Fawnskin, CA 92333


Front Country Ranger District

Joe Rechsteiner, District Ranger

Front Country Ranger District Office

1209 Lytle Creek Road
Lytle Creek, CA 92358


Mill Creek Visitor Center

34701 Mill Creek Road
Mentone, CA 92359


Barton Flats Visitor Center (Open during the Summer season)
State Highway 38, 7 miles east of Angelus Oaks

Mailing address c/o
Mill Creek Visitor Center

34701 Mill Creek Road
Mentone, CA 92359


San Jacinto Ranger District

Marc Stamer, District Ranger

San Jacinto Ranger District Office

P.O. Box 518
54270 Pinecrest
Idyllwild, CA 92549


Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

51500 Highway 74
Palm Desert, CA 92260