San Jacinto Mountains
"My goal is to limit future long-term
said District Ranger Julie Hall of the San
Jacinto Ranger District
Roads Closed for Repairs
U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino, CA____ March 2020
Two forest roads in the San Jacinto Mountains are slated to
close for a month each for repairs. The popular Bee Canyon Road #5S07 will be
closed weekdays from March 9th through April 9th. The Bee
Canyon Road will open to the public on Saturday and Sunday each week.
Nearby Idyllwild Control Road #5S06 will be closed seven days a
week from approximately March 16th through April 16th between
Apela Drive, in Idyllwild and about 1.7 miles to the west in the Chimney Flats
UPDATE: Wednesday March 2020 __ Due to
this and next week’s storms, both road construction projects have been to
delayed and are currently scheduled to start on Monday, March 23rd,
at the earliest. If there are any more changes, I will continue to update our Alerts & Notices webpage, , Zach Behrens, San Bernardino National Forest
Public Affairs Officer
goal is to limit future long-term closures so visitors can enjoy them all year
long," said District Ranger Julie Hall of the San Jacinto Ranger District.
"So, I'm asking engineers and crews to repair the roads in a way that
avoids major future washouts and improves the surrounding natural
work on Bee Canyon Road will include defining a stream channel and better
alignment of the road to better handle large precipitation events.
to Idyllwild Control Road will include drainage improvements to stabilize the
road and reduce sedimentation and erosion within the Alvin Meadows area. With
water currently pooling on the road, the project will improve meadow
functionality by restoring its inbound flow. Work will also decrease the
movement of excess sediments into the meadow and surrounding area.
The road closures are
set for a month each; but will be lifted if work ends earlier.
Visitors can check on
road statuses by calling the San Jacinto Ranger District office at