Just in time for the Labor Day holiday weekend, finding information for a trip to the Angeles National Forest and San Bernardino National Forest is a lot easier. Both national forests have launched forest-specific mobile apps. The apps are available in Google Play and Apple App stores.

“Visitors plan their trips in a variety of ways, and offering a mobile-friendly option is one way the public has asked for, especially younger generations,” said Jody Noiron, San Bernardino National Forest supervisor. “This beta version is our first attempt, so we hope visitors find it useful and can offer us feedback.”

The apps focus on campgrounds and trails, which are the most highly sought-after information on forest websites. The apps also include maps, tours and other basic information.

To download, search for “Angeles National Forest” and “San Bernardino National Forest” in Google Play and Apple stores. The apps can also be accessed on the web at

www.angelesnf.oncell.com and


Cleveland National Forest released its app last summer. The Los Padres National Forest is developing an app. Nationally, more than 30 national forests have them, including Sequoia, Shast-Trinity, Lake Tahoe and Mendocino in California.

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