National Forest Increases Fire Restrictions

SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST Forest Order No. 05-12-00-17-01 Fire Restrictions

Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 26 l.50(a), and to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited within the San Bernardino National Forest. This Order is effective from July 1, 2017 through the end of the official 2017 fire season.


1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire except within the areas listed in Exhibits A, B, and C. 36 CFR 261.52(a).

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or in the areas listed in Exhibits A, B, and C. 36 CFR 261.52(d).

3. Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame. 36 CFR 261.52(i).


Exhibits Shown Below




 Exhibit A


Black Mountain
Boulder Basin
Dark Canyon
Fem Basin
Marion Mountain
Pinyon Flat
Ribbonwood Equestrian

Picnic Areas

Fuller Mill Creek
Lake Fulmor
Lake Hemet



 Exhibit B

Bonita Ranch

Picnic Areas
Thurman Flats



 Exhibit C


North Shore
Green Valley
Shady Cove
Tent Peg
Big Pine Flat
Hanna Flats
Holcomb Valley
Pine Knot
Buttercup Group Camp
Heart Bar
Heart Bar Equestrian Group Camp
South Fork
Oso/Lobo Group Camp
San Gorgonio
Barton Flats
Crab Flats
Council Group Camp
Deer Group Camp
Bluff Mesa Group Camp
Gray's Peak Group Camp
Green Spot Equestrian Group Camp
Wildhorse Equestrian Group Camp
Big Pine Flat Equestrian Group Camp
Boulder Group Camp
Ironwood Group Camp
Tanglewood Group Camp
Juniper Spring Group Camp
Green Spot Equestrian Group Camp
Coon Creek Cabin Group Campground 

Picnic Areas
Jenk's Lake


Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50( e ), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

1. Any Federal, State or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

2. Persons with a permit from the Forest Service specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.

3. Persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are not exempt from the prohibitions listed above, however, persons with a valid California Campfire Permit may use a portable contained-gas or liquefied-petroleum stove or lantern with a fuel shut-off valve.

These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A.

A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months or both 16 USC 551, and 18 USC 3559, 3571, and 3581. Executed in San Bernardino, California, this 26th day of June, 2017

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