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News Listings for July 2015

05:07 PM

The Jeep Jamboree Rubicon Trail event is coming up in a week!

08:19 PM

The Monthly Club Meeting event is coming up in a week!

07:35 PM

The SBNF Adopt- A-Trail Quartely Meeting event is coming up in a day!

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U.S. Forest Service, San Bernardino National Forest
For Immediate Release
Contact: John Miller at (909) 382-2788
Twitter: @sanbernardinonf

Barton Flats area Campgrounds Re-Open

San Bernardino, Calif., July 24, 2015 – Forest officials re-open campgrounds closed during the 31,359-acre Lake Fire in the popular Barton Flats and Heartbar recreation area.


The San Gorgonio Wilderness remains closed to visitor use.  This includes all trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness and the Pacific Crest Trail between the Whitewater Preserve and Onyx Summit.


Yellow Post sites, and Coon Creek Cabin along Coon Creek Road will remain closed as well as the upper loop of the South Fork Campground.


Jenks Lake day use area will reopen and may be subject to closure based on firefighting helicopter needs and predicted storm activity.


People are advised to pay attention during rain storms which could lead to post fire mud and debris flows and to stay away from areas such as forest roads, draws, and drainages.  The fire area continues to have a closure in effect.


Information regarding recreational opportunities, forest closures and fire restrictions are available on-line at or you call or visit your local Forest Service office:

Big Bear Discovery Center
41397 North Shore Drive / Highway 38, Fawnskin
(909) 382-2790

Mill Creek Visitor Center
34701 Mill Creek Road, Mentone
(909) 382-2881

04:02 PM

The SBNF Adopt- A-Trail Quartely Meeting event is coming up in a week!

03:53 PM

Pathfinder has created the SBNF Adopt- A-Trail Quartely Meeting event.

08:02 AM

The Ultra4 Off Road Race event is coming up in a day!

07:33 PM

The Monthly Club Meeting event is coming up in a day!

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The Ultra4 Off Road Race event is coming up in a week!

08:10 PM
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Fire Restrictions Increase on San Bernardino National Forest

San Bernardino, Calif., June 24, 2015 – As fire season begins the San Bernardino National Forest will implement seasonal fire restrictions effective, Monday, June 292015.



“As California goes into our fourth year of drought, the forest has felt the effects with lower than normal winter snow and rainfall making the forest more susceptible to fire,” said Forest Supervisor Jody Noiron. “Our number one priority on the forest is the safety of our visitors making the fire restrictions in place necessary,” said Fire Management Officer Jaime Gamboa. “The community and all forest users can help in the prevention of fires by being vigilant in reporting illegal and inappropriate behavior within our community throughout the year.” 

Fire restrictions and guidelines effective Monday June 29, 2015 on the San Bernardino National Forest are as follows:

  • No wood or charcoal fires anywhere on the San Bernardino National Forest. 
  • Individuals with a valid California Camp fire Permit may use a propane or gas cooking stove. 
  • Fireworks are always prohibited on the San Bernardino National Forest.
  • An approved spark arrester is required for any internal combustion engine operated on designated forest routes. These include chainsaws, generators, motorcycles, and off-highway vehicles.
  • Smoking is only permitted within enclosed buildings or vehicles.
  • Recreational shooting is limited to Public Shooting Ranges operated under special use permit only, except those engaged in legal hunting.


“The intensity of this year’s first fire has shown the effects the drought has had on our forest. Drought stressed trees, bark beetle killed timber and dry brush due to the lack of winter moisture is leading to a dangerous fire season. These restrictions will ensure that not only our guests and community members are safe during this fire season but also our employees. As the fire season continues we will continue to develop and reevaluate our fire restrictions,” said Forest Supervisor Jody Noiron.”

Our predictive services branch of the US Forest Service has predicted higher than average temperatures over the coming months due to warmer nighttime temperatures and below normal summertime monsoonal precipitation causing increase potential for large fires within Southern California.

The US Forest Service will be aggressively citing those who do not comply with the posted restrictions. Violation of these prohibitions is subject to punishment by a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than six months or both, as Class B misdemeanors under federal law.  Persons may also be responsible for resource damage, suppression costs and any injuries that occur if they are found liable for causing a wildfire.

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:

San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor’s Office
602 S. Tippecanoe Ave., San Bernardino
(909) 382-2600

Big Bear Discovery Center
41397 North Shore Drive / Highway 38, Fawnskin
(909) 382-2790

Idyllwild Ranger Station
54270 Pine Crest, Idyllwild
(909) 382-2922

Lytle Creek Ranger Station
1209 Lytle Creek Road, Lytle Creek
(909) 382-2851

Mill Creek Visitor Center
34701 Mill Creek Road, Mentone
(909) 382-2881

Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center 
51-500 Highway 74 Palm Desert
(760) 862-9984

07:14 PM

Pathfinder has created the SBNF Adopt-A -Trail BBC event.

10:41 AM

X Man has updated the Monthly Club Meeting event.