Angeles National Forest


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Angeles National Forest

Address:701 N Santa Anita Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006

Phone:626-574-5200
Fax:626-574-5233
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r5/angeles
Size: 654,000 acres.
Location:Los Angeles County, north of the city of Los Angeles. Accessible by CA 2 and 39.
Facilities:Three visitor centers, 54 campgrounds, picnic sites, shooting range, hiking and bridle trails (557 miles), ORV trails (364 miles), open ORV areas (364 acres).
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, swimming, canoeing, water-skiing, jet skiing, hiking, backpacking, hunting, target shooting, horseback riding, ORV riding, cross-country and downhill skiing.
Special Features:Steep, rugged mountains adjoining the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Points of interest include Mount Baldy, San Gabriel Wilderness, Big Santa Anita Canyon, Pyramid Lake, and Castaic Lake.

See other parks in California.
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ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST -- A pre-dawn wildfire scorched about six acres of brush and trees Tuesday morning beside Big Pines Highway, U.
4 million, 1,500-square-foot San Gabriel River and Angeles National Forest Gateway Interpretive Center will be built on adjacent city property, and will be leased and staffed by the Forest Service.
In the Angeles National Forest, its lawsuits have been followed by the closing of land around a section of Little Rock Creek to off-roaders, anglers and campers in 1999 to protect the arroyo toad.
That information has been handed over to Angeles National Forest Service officials who are investigating this latest blaze, just south of Placerita Canyon Road and west of Sand Canyon Road, forest spokesman Stanton Florea said.
color) Fires in Angeles National Forest took their toll on District Ranger Cid Morgan, who leaves behind more than 350,000 acres.
The restored Slide Mountain fire lookout tower, one of just three remaining in the sprawling Angeles National Forest, surely stood in the path of the massive Day Fire, which by Friday evening had consumed more than 12,000 acres of forest about 30 miles north of Santa Clarita.
It was burning toward the northeast to the Angeles National Forest and also to the southwest.
Late-season rain has turned ordinary trickles into robust waterfalls in the Angeles National Forest and the Santa Monica Mountains.
Jackie Ortega, who works in the Angeles National Forest, said he's never been in a crash in a fire engine, but he's had close calls.
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST - With recent snow reducing the fire danger, Forest Service crews and contractors are at work thinning overgrown pine and fir forest bordering Big Pines Highway.
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST - A one-time boarding school tucked deep in Bouquet Canyon will reopen as a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility with ties to the Church of Scientology.