Allowed in National Forests  



San Bernardino, CA__ From the recent enactment of Juneteenth as a federal holiday to the Fourth of July weekend, Americans have long visited their local national forest to celebrate significant U.S. milestones.

Holiday weekends can be an active time for fire starts, and it goes without saying that fireworks are prohibited on public lands – every forest, every campsite, every day. Even the mere procession of them on National Forest land is not allowed.

“We anticipate this holiday weekend to be very busy across San Bernardino National Forest and want to remind visitors they play an active role in minimizing fire starts,” said Acting Forest Supervisor Tom Hall. “Given the drought conditions across the state, we want to ensure visitors are mindful of local fire restrictions so everyone can have a safe, holiday weekend.”

Other fire restrictions include the prohibition of campfires, open-flame BBQs/grills and smoking, except at a limited number of campgrounds and picnic areas with full-time hosts. Visitors are not now allowed to park their vehicles on vegetation or run generators off Forest Service roads. A complete list of all fire restrictions are on the Forest’s website  

As always, the San Bernardino National Forest reminds all peoples to plan ahead before visiting their local national forest and to recreate responsibly, including packing out your trash, use good social distancing in crowded areas, and only park in designated areas.

Additionally, excellent tools and resources are available on the Recreate Responsibly website 

We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our national forests safe and healthy for everyone’s use.