Big Bear Discovery Center

The Forest is divided into three areas known as Ranger Districts. Each district has its own management staff led by the District Ranger located at the Ranger District office. 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

Marc Stamer, District Ranger

Mountaintop Ranger District & Discovery Center
P.O. Box 290
41374 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
Fawnskin, CA 92333
(909) 382-2790

Front Country Ranger District

Joe Rechsteiner, District Ranger

Front Country Ranger District Office
1209 Lytle Creek Road
Lytle Creek, CA 92358
(909) 382-2851

Mill Creek Visitor Center
34701 Mill Creek Road
Mentone, CA 92359
(909) 382-2882

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
(909) 794-4861

San Jacinto Ranger District

Julie Hall, District Ranger

San Jacinto Ranger District Office
P.O. Box 518
54270 Pinecrest
Idyllwild, CA  92549
(909) 382-2921

Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
51500 Highway 74
Palm Desert, CA  92260
(760) 862-9984