Welcome to San Bernardino National Forest
San Bernardino National Forest
From the arid deserts to the tallest alpine mountains in Southern California, our forest is recognized as a top destination for people escaping the urban grind for a peaceful retreat in nature.
FIRE RESTRICTIONS INCREASE on May 26, 2022
Fires are no longer permitted at unhosted recreation sites, shooting is restricted and smoking is not allowed. Please check our Current Fire Restrictions for the official forest order, which lists our exempt recreation sites.
The Fire Danger Rating is Very High
Please make sure the forest roads you're planning on exploring are indeed open before you go on your next adventure.
The beauty and peacefulness of the forest may make you feel carefree, but you must remain vigilant for potentially dangerous situations.
Can we bring fireworks? Fireworks of any kind are not allowed on National Forest lands. Not even those considered “safe and sane.” And, yes, that even means bringing and using a sparkler at a campground is prohibited. The fire risk is just too real.
Every Kid Outdoors Program and Pass
We are proud to help launch the Every Kid Outdoors program, as part of President Obama’s commitment to ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy public lands.
Successfully managing wildfires is a year-round job that requires action before they start, while they are burning, and after they are out.
Recreate Responsibly: Camping
It's summer and camping is on! Here are some important know-before-you-go tips before heading out.