The 1891 Forest Reserve Act gave the president authority to set apart forested land for the public. Our National Forest now totals over 193 million acres. This unprecedented act of foresight has given us the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest.
The San Bernardino Mountains are located in Southern California. The mountain range is a vacation getaway, conveniently adjacent to 10% of our country’s population. San Gorgonio Mountain contains a wilderness area that is well worth the trouble of getting a permit to visit.
Lake Arrowhead is located on the western end of the San Bernardino Mountains at around 5,500 feet. Big Bear sits atop the range, with resort levels at 7,000 feet.
The are three forest service districts that make up the San Bernardino National Forest, comprising 676,666 acres in both San Bernardino and Riverside countries.
(909) 383-5688 Forest Service
(909) 355-8800 County
Website for San Bernardino National Forest