‚Äč Some Closures Lifted / Re-Opened

Barton Flats * Heartbar * Jenks Lake Picnic Areas * Hiking Trails  

Forest Service PIO John Miller shows a reporter the Lake Fire aerial map at San Bernardino Airport Press Conference.  


Thursday July 16, U.S. Forest Service Public Information Officer John Miller announced that Forest Service Officials re-opened portions of the area that was closed during the Lake Fire. The areas closed on June 17th, as a result of the 31,359 acre LAKE FIRE.

The areas reopened on Thursday include all campgrounds in the Barton Flats and Heartbar areas, including Jenks Lake picnic area.  Included in the re-opening were hiking trails outside of the burned area. 

“Forsee Creek, San Bernardino Peak, Momyer, and Vivian Creek trailheads offer a great opportunity to create through hikes that include the popular San Bernardino and San Gorgonio peaks,” said Deputy Forest Supervisor John D. Exline. “Visitors can call our Mill Creek Visitor Center and our staff will help plan any enjoyable trip to the forest.”

The Pacific Crest Trail will remain closed from National Forest boundary south of Mission Springs to Onyx Summit, south of Big Bear Valley, along with the portion of the Santa Ana River Trail south of State Route 38.  

For more information:

Mill Creek Visitor Center (909) 382-2882 or http://www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf 

Information on the LAKE FIRE is available at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4302/ 

LAKE FIRE Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4346/

Forest Closure Order and Map at: