Forest Status

Closure: Big Pines Visitor Center and other USFS offices in the Angeles National Forest will be closed from January 8th – 23rd due to the upswing in Covid, at which time the closure will be reevaluated.

It is now winter  in our area.

Be prepared for changing weather conditions. Dress appropriately and bring chains, emergency warm clothes/blankets, food and drink.

Contact CalTrans for up-to-date road conditions, including chain requirements: 800-427-7623. (Check State Routes 2 and 138.)

Snowplay areas (and bathrooms) near Wrightwood:  Off Hwy 2: 1) Big Pines -port-a-potties, Inspiration Point – vault toilets, Grassy Hollow – vault toilets, and Vincent Gap – vault toilets; Off N-4: 1) Arches Picnic Area – vault toilet, Peavine Campground – vault campground, and Apple Tree Campground – vault campground.

Parking – park in lots (Adventure Pass required) or in legal areas on side of road. Obey “no parking” signs.  If you find legal parking on side of road, your car must be completely outside of fogline (white lane line on exterior of lane).  Fines begin at $150.

Trash – please take your trash home with you!  (There is not enough staff to keep the forest clean; we must all do our part.)

Thank you for protecting our forest.