The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest
Region will end the regional closure order affecting National Forests in California at
11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 15, two days prior to the original end date of Sept. 17.
However, forest-wide closures will remain in place and be extended until midnight on
September 22nd on the Los Padres, Angeles, San Bernardino, and Cleveland National
Forests in Southern California due to local weather and fire factors, as well as a
temporary strain on firefighting resources supporting large fires in other areas of the
In addition to the four National Forests that will remain closed in Southern California,
some National Forest System lands throughout the state will be closed under local
closure orders in areas of ongoing wildfires to ensure public safety. This includes the
Eldorado National Forest in Northern California, which has a forest closure order until
Sept. 30. Fire restrictions also remain in place across all National Forests in California
to prevent new fire starts. Please refer to the local National Forest that you plan to visit
to obtain specific information on closures and restrictions.