Following scenic Highway 38 left, passing the Forest Falls turnoff, you will find yourself in beautiful Angeles Oaks. Angeles Oaks is surrounded by National Forest with beautiful trees and views that will take your breathe away. This small quaint community offers fresh air, clean water, safe living and an opportunity to experience 4 seasons while rediscovering the beauty and diversity of nature.
Elevation: 5,800 feet
Population: Approximately 535 year 'round residents (2010)
Temperatures from the downtown area:
Summer 82° days 60° nights. Winter 40° days, 28° nights.
Fallsvale Elementary School is operated by the Big Bear Unified School District and serves the communities of Angelus Oaks and Forest Falls with inter district transfers available for Mountain Home Village. Daily bus service is provided to Moore Junior High and Redlands East Valley High School, part of the Redlands Unified School District.
Fire and Rescue Service is provided by the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Angeles Oaks Station 98.
Law Enforcement is provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office which includes a resident deputy living in Angelus Oaks. The Sheriffs office also coordinates the local Valley of the Falls Search and Rescue Team.
Local businesses and services include:
Gillmore Real Estate
The Oaks Restaurant
Neighboring businesses and services include:
Elkhorn General Store, 909.794.1212
El Mexicano Cafe 909.794.3186
Cabin of the Falls vacation rental
Coyote Unlimited Gallery and Vacation Rentals
Forest Falls Seventh Day Adventist Church
Big Falls Lodge event rentals
Utilities: Frontier provides our telephone and internet service. Cellular services is also available. Southern California Edison provides electricity to the area. Propane gas is used exclusively and supplied by several companies who serve the area. Satellite TV is available in most locations plus cable television is provided by Charter Communications.
Organizations: Boy Scouts, Camp Fire Boys & Girls, Cub Scouts, Disaster Response Group, Fallsvale School Booster Club, Forest Falls Firefighters Association, Fire-Rescue Explorer Post, Frozen Green Thumb Garden Club, Mountain CARE, Valley of the Falls Search and Rescue Team, Valley of the Falls Community Center, Inc.
Community: While taking natural disasters seriously, one of our caveats is "we would rather dodge boulders than bullets" and what sets us apart from city folks is that we epitomize the definition of "community." When things are normal everyone goes about their busy lives but, to quote Joseph P. Kennedy, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going" and nowhere is that more obvious than in Angelus Oaks, Forest Falls and Mountain Home Village where neighbors take care of neighbors and various responses to disaster situations have been planned and rehearsed over the years.
Wildlife: Black Bears, Big Horn Sheep, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, Raccoons, Grey Squirrels, Stellar Jays are just a few animals you will see wander our forests. We like to remind our community that a fed bear, is a dead bear. We encourage our tenants and property owners to lock up their trash to avoid bears becoming too familiar with our community, which leads to them being trapped and either relocated or put down. We love our forest and animals and would like to enjoy these wild animals for years and years to come.
Emergency Info: While several government agencies have official sites it seems an up to date resource for events effecting the entire San Bernardino mountains is www.RimOfTheWorld.net.
Local News: Seasonally our local paper, The Bear Facts, is published for the tri-communities of Angelus Oaks, Forest Falls and Mountain Home Village.
Daily News: News can be obtained from several newspapers that report on our area from time to time and include: Yucaipa News Mirror, Redlands Daily Facts, Press Enterprise, and The Sun.
Travel Times: Redlands/Yucaipa, 15-20 min. San Bernardino, 30 minutes. Riverside central, 55 minutes. Palm Springs, 45 minutes, Los Angeles, 90 minutes.
Current Weather: Nothing is more accurate than the live weather station operated by Forest Home Inc.. located one mile high (5200') in Forest Falls.
Other sites include:
Wikipedia Information on Angeles Oaks
Road Conditions: CalTrans, 1-800-427-ROAD, www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo
San Bernardino County Emergency Info Line: 909.355.8800, www.sbcfire.org
US Forest Service Fire Information for San Bernardino National Forest: 909.383.5688, www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino
Forest Service Fires (national): www.inciweb.org
Mountain Area Safety Taskforce (MAST): www.calmast.org