Welcome to the San Bernardino National Forest

Visit Your Forest

Only a few miles from the Inland Empire, the High Desert and Coachella Valley, we are located in both San Bernardino and Riverside County. Hike, bike, camp, snowshoe, drive your OHV or check out the streams, creeks and waterfalls—get out here. You’ll enjoy it.

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Return to Baseline Fire Restrictions

As of Feb. 2, 2024, Forest Order No. 05-12-00-24-02 has initiated a return to baseline fire restrictions. The order is in effect through Dec. 31, 2024.

Prescription Fire Activity

The San Bernardino National Forest started prescribed fire operations on its three ranger districts November 2023 and are schedule to continue through mid-2024. Refer to our social media for notifications and updates at Facebook and X. Read the news release here.


  • Spring and Summer Safety

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    Spring is here and summer is on its way. Review our "Know Before You Go" webpage for safety tips during activities, such as camping, hiking, OHV and mountain biking. There is also a section for water safety.

  • Incident Information Center

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    During major wildfires the Supervisor's Office operates the Center to provide information and updates to the public and news media. The following phones are only active during the incident. Public: (909) 383-5688. Media: (909) 383-5501. Updates are also provided at our social media sites, Facebook and X, and at InciWeb.

  • Angelus Oaks Broadcast Burn

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    A one-day broadcast burn near Angelus Oaks, Calif., was conducted by our Fire personnel, Jan. 18. The Rx is part of 20+ years of consistent, meticulous work that has provided community defense and improved forest health. The story highlights the fuels officer who served as the burn boss, his burn boss trainees, the work by the wildland firefighters and some of the people in the community.

  • Campground Prospectus

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    The San Bernardino National Forest has started the process for solicitation of proposals for a concession special use permit for recreation facilities on the Front Country and Mountaintop Ranger districts with the publication of a prospectus.

  • "The Bighorn Scoop"

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    Have you heard? No, well get the scoop on the happenings of the San Bernardino National Forest. Find out about our people, projects, prescribed fires, recognitions, shin digs and more with "The Bighorn Scoop," the newsletter of the San Bernardino National Forest.


Fire personnel complete 200 acres of prescribed fire near Angelus Oaks

Wildland firefighter uses drip torch to start the Angelus Oaks Prescribed Fire

Fire personnel of the San Bernardino National Forest completed major activities on a prescribed fire covering 200 acres in the Angelus Oaks area. Wildland firefighters started the work in the Front Country Ranger District, April 30, and treated 26 to 56 acres everyday through May 3.

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Is that fog or smoke? Both.

Wildland firefighters use a drip torch to ignite a slash pile at the Grass Valley Prescribed Fire.

Thick fog, drizzly conditions and chilly temperatures. Not the best day to go out, you might say. Well, for wildland firefighters of the San Bernardino National Forest those conditions provided a good day for a pile burn, Dec. 19. That prescribed fire took place on the Mountain Top Ranger District of the forest near Twin Peaks and Lake Arrowhead, Calif., which was covered in fog and sprayed by a light drizzle that day. The burn covered approximately 100 acres of forest west of those communities.

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