Explore the back roads!
The Angeles National Forest provides 364 miles of designated OHV routes (roads). Because of the many different uses of the Forest and the delicate environment, all OHV travel must be on designated routes and trails or in designated Open Areas.
When off-roading, all vehicles must meet DMV standards for approved mufflers and current registration. Off-highway vehicles such as motorcycles, ATVs and Odysseys must be equipped with approved spark arresters and have valid green stickers. Remember - State law requires that ALL ATV riders wear a helmet.
Are You Leaving a Good Impression?
In and around developed sites, give other recreationists the space and quiet you would appreciate. By law you are permitted to exit and enter campgrounds, but not to play on ATV’s and dirt bikes within a campground. If your muffler is not quiet, push your machine into and out of a campground, with the engine shut off.
Respect and Protect the Land!
Stream banks and lakeshores are especially sensitive areas and easily susceptible to damage. These riparian areas provide water, food and shelter to wildlife.
- Please cross streams at a 90° angle at a slow speed, and do not travel up and down stream channels.
Stay on the Trail!
Cutting switchbacks, taking shortcuts or hillside climbing may be a challenge, but once vehicle scars are established other vehicles follow the same ruts and do long-lasting damage. Rains cause further damage by washing deep gullies in tire ruts. Valuable vegetation and critical wildlife habitat is lost, and permanent and unsightly scars result.
- Staying on trails helps protect the land.
You Can Help!
Are you interested in becoming a Trail Host or Adopt-a-Trail volunteer? The Trail Host Program enlists volunteers to provide on-site information to other OHV users. The Adopt-a-Trail Program works with groups and organizations to develop projects such as trail construction and maintenance. Contact your local Forest Service office for more information.
- Campsites are first come, first served with a maximum 14-day stay at a site, and a total of 30 days stay per year in this Forest.
- A campsite may be used by a maximum of 8 people and a maximum of 2 vehicles.
- Where fees are required, checkout time is 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise specified.
- A National Forest Adventure Pass is needed for vehicles parked in non-fee campgrounds on the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests.
The choices range from sunny stream sides under cottonwood and native live oak trees to stands of tall pines at the higher elevations.
Interested in visiting the Angeles National Forest with a group? Group Campgrounds are designed to accommodate larger groups and require Reservations.
Found throughout the Forest, picnic sites are for day-use only, and are available on a first come, first served basis. Choose from sites offering only one or two picnic tables, to large areas such as Charlton Flats, Stonyvale or Chantry Flat which offer dozens of picnic sites. A National Forest Adventure Pass is required for vehicles parked in these areas.
Chilao, Charlton, Vogel Flats and Wildwood picnic areas are Closed for the winter November 15 through April 1, 2007, snow permitting opening on that date or as soon as possible thereafter.
Pets are welcome in the Angeles National Forest, but in consideration of other visitors and for your pet's safety and the protection of wildlife, all pets must be kept on a leash (no longer than 6 feet in length) at all times.