Adventure Passes

Many of the facilities and services in Angeles National Forest – San Gabriel Mountains National Monument are free. Some areas and facilities do require the Adventure Pass or other fees to help maintain, manage and improve the amenities that you enjoy. 

  • Forest Adventure Pass Daily Pass—Costs $5 per day
  • Forest Adventure Pass Annual Pass—Costs $30 Annually

As of September 2016, forest visitors parked in standard amenity recreation fee sites in the four southern California national forests must display a valid recreation pass. This includes sites on the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests.

As listed in the “Recreation Enhancement Act,” standard amenity fee sites are those that provide designated developed parking, picnic tables, toilet facilities, security, interpretive signs and trash receptacles. Information on valid recreation passes, such as the Adventure Pass and America the Beautiful (a National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands pass) can be found on the Passes and Permits page. Visitors do not have to display a valid recreation pass if they park outside these sites.

Click on the link below to open an interactive map showing all of the recreation fee sites in the four southern California national forests. Once one the map, visitors can go the “site picker” to select which forest they plan to visit. Once open, consider closing the “site picker” to view the entire map.

Free Days

USDA Forest Service

The Forest Service waives recreation fees at most day-use sites on lands managed by the agency. Participation by concession-operated sites may vary. The 2019 dates are:
January 22, 2019Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 19, 2019: Presidents Day
June 9, 2019National Get Outdoors Day
September 29, 2019National Public Lands Day
November 12, 2019Veterans Day