ANF Extends Closures

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, announced that most developed recreation sites will remain closed through May 15. In conjunction the Angeles National Forest has extended its closure of high-use areas.

While Regional Order 20-03 does not close trails, trailheads, and general forest areas, Angeles Forest Order 05-01-20-04 does extend its closure of four formal trailheads, 23 informal trail access points, and 19 roads.

Outdoor recreation can be beneficial to mental and physical health but must be practiced safely. In light of the statewide shelter-in-place order issued by the governor of California, we continue visitors are asked to recreate locally. 

Those who do plan on visiting the Angeles National Forest should be aware that:

  • Limited trash removal is currently offered – please pack out all trash and waste
  • Minimal toilet facilities are currently offered – please plan accordingly
  • Avoid high-risk activities – law enforcement and search and rescue operations may be limited
  • If an area is crowded, please search for a less occupied location

Closing any site for any reason is not an action that is taken lightly, but protecting visitors and employees remains the highest priority of the USDA Forest Service. It is working with state and local partners to determine the best path forward to safely reopen closed sites.

The community’s cooperation is appreciated in keeping national forests safe and healthy for everyone’s use.