Due to the Lake Fire, the San Gorgonio Wilderness is CLOSED TO ALL USE. All permits that have been issued are canceled and permits cannot be applied for until further notice.


Lake Fire Forest Closure Order

Incident: Lake Fire Wildfire
Released: 1:17 hrs. ago 

SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST
Forest Order No. 05-12-51-15-03
Lake Fire Closure 

Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited within the Mountaintop Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest. This Order is effective from June 24, 2015 through October 1, 2015.

l. Going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the Lake Fire Closure Area. The Lake Fire Closure Area boundary begins at the intersection of the San Gorgonio Wilderness and State Highway 38, then continues along the southeastern boundary of the San Gorgonio Wilderness to its intersection with the Forest boundary and the Morongo Indian Reservation, then continues east along the Forest boundary to its intersection with the Bureau of Land Management boundary, then continues north along the Forest boundary to the northeast comer of Section 20, Range 3 East, Township I North, San Bernardino Base and Meridian, then continues west back to the starting point, as shown on Exhibit A. 36 CFR 26 I .53(e). 

2. Being on any National Forest System trail within the Lake Fire Closure Area, as shown on the attached map. 36 CFR 26 I .55(a).

3. Being on any National Forest System road within the Lake Fire Closure Area, as shown on the attached map. 36 CFR 261.54(e)

Pursuant to 36 CFR 26 I .50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order: 

1. Any Federal, State or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting 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. Owners or lessees of private land within the Lake Fire Closure Area to the extent necessary to gain access to their land. 

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 551and18 USC 3559, 3571, and 358 1.

Executed in San Bernardino, California, this 24th day of June, 2015 

Acting Forest Supervisor

San Bernardino