The Friends of Jawbone

The Friends of Jawbone (FOJ) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to the promotion of outdoor recreation in the Jawbone Canyon area.  Formed in 1998, Friends of Jawbone supports and develops projects to improve, protect and maintain existing trails and to promote understanding, education and cooperation among all users of public lands.

The Friends of Jawbone organization consists of off-highway users and their local, state and federal agency representatives.  These groups work together to ensure the continued availability of multiple use recreational opportunities in the Jawbone Canyon and the surrounding area.

The Friends of Jawbone also provides major support for the day-to-day operations of the Jawbone Station and Visitors Center. The FOJ coordinates its volunteer activities at the station and makes every effort to ensure trained personnel continue to be available in the station to assist all visitors to the area when necessary.

When you support the Friends of Jawbone, you are supporting a coalition of users, groups and public agencies that really works for you!


The Friends of Jawbone’s premier annual event is Moose Anderson Days, held each year in April.  At this event, volunteers work side-by-side with public officials on clean-up and restoration projects, enjoy guided tours of the area as well as a BBQ lunch and raffle.  The Board of Directors hold their annual meeting at the conclusion of the event.

The Friends of Jawbone holds monthly meetings at the Jawbone Station where representatives of various public and private stakeholder organizations meet to  discuss the various recreational issues, projects and programs.

Friends of Jawbone Mission Statement

The Friends of Jawbone has three goals:

1. To provide a forum for the users of public lands in and around Jawbone Canyon, in which to promote the preservation, multiple use and restoration of all public lands.
2. To support and develop projects which improve, protect and maintain existing trails in the area.
3. To promote understanding, education and cooperation between all the various users of public lands.

Dedicated to Ed Waldheim

Special Thanks To:

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Southern California Overland Trail Association

Friends of Jawbone is a non-profit corporation under section 501(c)(3). If your business would like to support Friends of Jawbone, please click here.