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Forest and Monument Information

Important reminders for anyone visiting the Angeles National Forest or the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument:

There will be five free days when visitors to the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument will not need to purchase an Adventure Pass:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday January 16

Presidents Day on Monday February 20

National Get Outdoors Day on Sunday June 11

National Public Lands Day on Sat. September 30

Veterans Day Weekend on November 11-12

Adventure Pass Program

Adventure Passes:
A pass must be displayed for all vehicles parked in a High Impact Recreation Area in the National Forest for a recreational purpose.  Please learn more about the adventure pass program.

Fire Safety

Fire Safety: 
Wood fires and barbeques are allowed only within a Forest Service developed recreation site. (A developed recreation site is one that has a Forest Service metal fire ring and/or BBQ grill installed.) Outside developed recreation sites, a portable stove or lantern with propane, butane, petroleum gas or jellied fuel may be used only by persons with a valid California Campfire Permit. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or designated area, is prohibited.

Wilderness Permits

Wilderness Permits:
A wilderness permit is required for entry into the Cucamonga Wilderness.  Permits can be obtained through the District Office during the week or at the Mt. Baldy Visitor Center on weekends.  A wilderness permit is required for entry into the Sheep mountain Wilderness from the East Fork.  Permits may be obtained Friday through Sunday at the San Gabriel Canyon Gateway.


Dogs must be on a leash at all times when in the National Forest.


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