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.

Plan Your Visit


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.


  • Fire Restrictions

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    The Fire Danger Rating is Very High

  • Road Closures

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    Please make sure the forest roads you're planning on exploring are indeed open before you go on your next adventure.

  • Outdoor Safety

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    The beauty and peacefulness of the forest may make you feel carefree, but you must remain vigilant for potentially dangerous situations.

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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    Some of the questions people ask the most are answered here, or links are provided to more detailed information.