Los Padres National Forest is now limiting public access to its offices and implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities.

Customers needing information, permits and maps are encouraged to call the Supervisor’s Office or Ranger District offices during regular business hours for prompt customer service, or visit the Forest Service website https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/lpnf for additional updates.

“As we work through an unpredictable and rapidly changing situation, health and safety is our number one priority,” said Los Padres National Forest Supervisor Kevin Elliott. “We are committed to continuing to support our communities and fulfill our mission as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.”

These actions have been taken based on the best available medical advice to limit gatherings of large numbers of people and to promote social distancing.  
Members of the public are encouraged to call the following Los Padres National Forest offices:

Supervisor’s Office – 805-968-6640
Santa Barbara Ranger District – 805-967-3481
Santa Lucia Ranger District – 805-925-9538
Ojai Ranger District – 805-646-4348
Monterey Ranger District – 831-385-5434
Mt. Pinos Ranger District – 661-245-3731

Visitors to National Forests are urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For tips from the CDC on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html.