Anticipated to be Busy In The Forest
The San Bernardino National
Forest is preparing for one of the biggest recreation weekends of the year,
as forest visitors come to enjoy camping, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and
a variety of other recreational activities on the national forest in
celebration of our country’s independence.
“While some portions of the San Bernardino National Forest have
been impacted by the on-going Lake Fire
near Barton Flats, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the forest,
and our Visitor Center staff can guide you to alternate locations,” said Forest
Supervisor Jody Noiron.
encouraging our visitors to plan ahead, and be fire-aware during their forest visit. With your help, we can make this a safe and
Campers impacted by the fire related
campground closures may call California
Land Management Serrano Campground office at 909-866-8550 regarding the
For information regarding the Lake Fire, and areas temporarily closed,
please visit: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
or call (909) 383-5688.
Visitors to the Forests need to be aware of current fire
restrictions in place on national forest lands within the San Bernardino National Forest:
Ø No possession or use of fireworks.
Ø No wood or
charcoal fires are permitted.
Ø An approved
spark arrester is required for all off-highway vehicles.
Ø Smoking is
only permitted within enclosed buildings or vehicles.
shooting is limited to Public Shooting Ranges operated under special use permit
only, except those engaged in legal hunting.
Forest visitors are encouraged to “Know
Before You Go” and call ahead to the local Ranger Station to check on
location conditions and restrictions at the following offices:
Big Bear Discovery Center 909-382-2790
Lytle Creek Ranger Station 909-382-2851
Idyllwild Ranger Station 909-382-2922
Millcreek Ranger Station 909-382-2881
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains
National Monument Visitors Center 760-862-9984
About the U.S. Forest Service:
The mission of the U.S. Forest Service is to sustain the
health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to
meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193
million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private
landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the
world. Public lands the U.S. Forest Service manages contribute more than $13
billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same
lands provide 20 percent of the nation's clean water supply, a value estimated
at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in
stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the
U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live. Learn more at http://www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf
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