Skyforest, California

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Skyforest, California
Postcard from Rock Cabin, Skyforest resort
Postcard from Rock Cabin, Skyforest resort
Skyforest, California is located in California
Skyforest, California
Skyforest, California
Coordinates: 34°14′07″N 117°10′45″W / 34.23528°N 117.17917°W / 34.23528; -117.17917Coordinates: 34°14′07″N 117°10′45″W / 34.23528°N 117.17917°W / 34.23528; -117.17917
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySan Bernardino
Elevation
5,741 ft (1,750 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
92385
Area code(s)909
GNIS feature ID1661451[1]

Skyforest is an unincorporated community in San Bernardino County, California, United States.

Skyforest is located at an elevation of approximately 5,700 feet in the San Bernardino Mountains, along California State Route 18, 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of Lake Arrowhead and approximately 75 miles east of Los Angeles. Skyforest has a post office with ZIP code 92385, which opened in 1928.[2][3]

Ecosystem and natural characteristics[edit]

Skyforest is situated on a mile-high ridge surrounded by forest of fir, cedar, pine and oak.[4]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Skyforest has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[5]

History and development[edit]

Skyforest has long been enjoyed for recreation and inspiring getaway. The deep history of Skyforest is interwoven with that of the San Bernardino Mountains, a summer hunting ground for indigenous people for thousands of years[Read More].

Prior to the founding of the local USPS in 1928, residents referred to their community as Forest of The Sky.

The Plott, Kuffel and Henck families were among the first to homestead Skyforest, which grew with the logging industry of the 20th century.

Skyforest today includes three neighborhoods and a small commercial district.

Commerce[edit]

As of 2019, there are more than a dozen businesses located in Skyforest.

Businesses in Skyforest include Skypark Bike ParK (Skypark at Santa's Village), Lou Eddie's Pizzeria, Rosalva's Mexican Restaurant, Skyforest Inn, At The Cabin, Skyforest Yoga Playscape, Belle's Antiques, Torres Boutique, and other small retailers. Also located in Skyforest are Rim Family Services, St. Richard's Church, Skyforest Mutual Water Co. and other commercial/residential buildings.

Demographic information[edit]

Skyforest is inhabited by humans as well as old world trees, and a diversity of plant and animal wildlife.

Among the human population, there are both full-time and part-time, often living in family units. The permanent population of Skyforest, like the Mountains Community at large, is growing.[6]

Those identifying with Skyforest as their Primary Residence are constituents of CA State Assembly District 33 and State Senate District 23. As an unincorporated community, residents rely on County Officials for representation and public administration as well.

Environmental data[edit]

Climate data for Skyforest, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8
(46)
9
(49)
12
(53)
16
(60)
19
(67)
24
(76)
28
(82)
27
(81)
25
(77)
19
(66)
12
(54)
8
(47)
17
(63)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(29)
−1
(30)
−1
(31)
2
(35)
5
(41)
9
(48)
13
(56)
13
(56)
11
(51)
6
(42)
1
(34)
−1
(30)
4
(40)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 220
(8.6)
200
(8)
170
(6.5)
74
(2.9)
28
(1.1)
5.1
(0.2)
2.5
(0.1)
10
(0.4)
20
(0.8)
41
(1.6)
110
(4.2)
140
(5.7)
1,020
(40.1)
Source: Weatherbase [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1469. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  4. ^ Capace, Nancy (1999). Encyclopedia of California. North American Book Dist LLC. Page 436. ISBN 9780403093182.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Skyforest, California
  6. ^ "Population". Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  7. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on October 13, 2013.