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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New order for Fire and Recreational Shooting Restrictions

As of July 2, 2024, Forest Order No. 05-12-00-24-06, has implemented additional fire and recreational shooting restrictions. The order is in effect through Jan. 15, 2025.


  • Information about the Vista Fire

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    Information about the Vista Fire is being provided to the public and news media. The following phones are currently active: Public - (909) 220-4253. Updates for the Vista Fire are also available at our social media sites, Facebook and X, and at InciWeb. Closure order and map for the area implemented July 12 and effective through Oct. 31, 2024.

  • 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.

  • 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.


‘He always had a life of service for people’

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Eric Sweetman, who passed away June 18, served as a permanent employee on the San Bernardino National Forest for 50 years

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U.S. Fire Administrator visits incident command post for Vista Fire

Tom Clemo, Incident Commander, Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, Administrator for the United States Fire Admi

The leader of the United States Fire Administration visited the incident command post and fire camp for the Vista Fire that is burning in the San Bernardino National Forest, July 16.

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