SCMRRD Campground Brochure

Santa Clara Mojave Rivers Ranger District Campgrounds

Most campgrounds on the Angeles National Forest are first­ come, first­ served. However, some are managed by concessionaires who do take reservations. The National Forest Adventure Pass or Golden Passport is not required if you visit a fee campground and remain in that area; it is required if you leave that campground and recreate elsewhere on the forest.

Campfire permits are not required at campgrounds where you have paid a fee, but trail camps and dispersed camping does require a current California Campfire Permit for your portable stove use. Each campsite is for a maximum of 8 people; there may be an extra charge for additional vehicles. Fire restrictions are subject to change during the year, contact our General Forest Information line at (626) 574­-5200 or go to our website at www.fs.fed.us/r5/angeles for the latest updates.

You may camp 14 days at any one site on the district or 30 days in the forest.

Special Notes:Contact the Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District Office for current updates on the campground you wish to visit. Please help protect the forest by checking with your local Forest Service Office for current fire restrictions. Stream and lake water on the forest is not recommended for drinking. However, if you find it necessary, boil all stream or lake water for at least five (5) minutes. Portable filtration units (0.2 microns) may be used.

ALWAYS bring your own drinking water, even to the campgrounds that state they provide piped water. There is no guarantee that water will be available at the campgrounds. Severe drought or extreme low water levels may cause the water systems to cease working.

  

Supervisor's Office

701 N. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006 (626),

(626) 574-520-5202

FAX (626) 574-­5207

CRS: (800) 735-2922 (Voice)

CRS: (800) 735-2929 (TDD, TTY)

http://www.fs.fed.us/angeles

  

Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District

District Office

33708 Crown Valley Road

Acton, CA 93510

(661) 269-2808

FAX (661) 295-­2825

CRS: (800) 735-2922 (Voice)

CRS: (800) 735-2929 (TDD, TTY)

 

Apple Tree

8 tent sites. Picnic tables, fire pits, vault toilets, and piped water (shut off when temperatures reaches freezing).

Accessible for persons with disabilities.

Season:Year-round.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Elevation:6,200 feet

Location:From the I­-15 near Cajon, take Highway 138 west. Turn left on Angeles Crest Highway and drive 9 miles to the Big Pines Information Station. Just past the station bear right onto Big Pines Highway (County Road N4) and drive 2 miles to the campground.

 

Bear Camp

7 sites with tables and fire pits. No water. Vault  toilets. Trash pick up is not available, so please help by taking your trash out with you.

Season:Year-round.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Elevation: 5,200 feet

Location:From Interstate 5 in Castaic, turn northeast on Lake Hughes Rd. and drive 27 miles to the town of Lake Hughes. Turn left on Pine Canyon Road, and drive to Sawmill Mountain (northwest) on Sawmill Mountain-Liebre Ridge Road; drive about 10 miles to the campground.

Amenities: Pacific Crest Trail nearby.

 

Big Rock

8 sites for tents or RVs up to 20 feet. Picnic tables, fire pits, vault toilets provided, no piped water. Season: Year-round.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Elevation:5,000 feet

Location:From Highway 138 in Pearblossom, turn south on Longview Road. Turn left on Avenue “W” and drive past the Mojave Work Station. Turn right on Big Rock Creek Road and continue up the canyon approximately 7 miles to where the pavement ends. Turn right onto the dirt road and continue to the campground on your right.

Amenities:Primitive camp, suited to four-wheelers. Forest Service map advisable. Forest Service Road 2N11 to the southeast connects to a network of backcountry roads and trails.

 

Blue Ridge

8 sites for tents or RVs up to 20 feet. Picnic tables, fire pit, vault toilets provided, no piped water. Season: May through November, subject to change during snow and hazardous road conditions.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Elevation:8,000 feet

Location: From I-­15 near Cajon, take Highway 138 west. Bear left and continue on Angeles Crest Highway and drive 9 miles to the Big Pines Information Station. Bear left and continue on Angeles Crest Highway for 1.8 miles. Turn left (opposite Inspiration Point) on Blue Ridge Road and drive 3 miles to the campground.

Amenities:The Pacific Crest Trail runs right alongside the camp. Guffy Camp, also located alongside the PCT, provides an option 2 miles to the southeast. Low profile vehicles not recommended.

 

Cottonwood

22 sites for tents or motor homes up to 22’ long. Tables, fire pits, and vault toilets. No piped water, but a stream runs nearby (treat before using).

Season:Year-round.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Elevation: 2,600 feet

Location:From Castaic, turn northeast on Lake Hughes Road for about 21 miles to campground.

Amenities:Grocery store nearby.

 

Guffy

6 tent sites. Remote area with picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets provided, no piped water.

Season:May through November, subject to change during snow and hazardous road conditions.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Elevation: 8,300 feet

Location:From I-15 near Cajon, take Highway 138 west. Turn left and on Angeles Crest Highway and drive 9 miles to the Big Pines Information Station. Bear left and continue on Angeles Crest Highway for 1.8 miles. Turn left (opposite Inspiration Point) on Blue Ridge Road and drive 6 miles to the campground. Low profile vehicles not recommended.

 

Jackson Flat Group Camp

5 sites. Piped water (shut off when temperatures reach freezing), fire pits, group size tables, BBQ’s, and flush toilets.

Season:Last weekend of May through September, subject to change during snow and hazardous road conditions.

Fee:Sites 1 to 3 have a maximum 40 people. Sites 4 and 5 maximum of 30 people. For reservations call (877) 444-­6777 or TDD (877) 833-6777. Check www.recreation.gov for current fees.

Elevation:7,400 feet

Location:From I­15 near Cajon, take Highway 138 west. Turn left on Angeles Crest Highway and drive 9 miles to the Big Pines Information Station. Bear left and continue on Angeles Crest Highway for 3 miles. Turn right into Grassy Hollow Visitor Center and drive 1 mile to the campground.

 

Lake

8 sites for tents or motor homes up to 18 feet. Piped water (shut off when temperatures reach freezing), fire pits, picnic tables, and vault toilets.

Season:Last weekend of April through November, subject to change during snow and hazardous road conditions.

Fee:$17 per night. For reservations call: (877) 444-­6777 or TDD (877) 833-­6777. Check www.recreation.gov for current fees.

Elevation:6,100 feet

Location:From I­-15 near Cajon, take Highway 138 west. Turn left on Angeles Crest Highway and drive 9 miles to the Big Pines Information Station. Just past the station bear right onto Big Pines Highway (County Road N4) and drive 2.5 miles to campground. Amenities: Located right above Jackson Lake.

 


Little Jimmy Trail Camp

Hike in only; 16 sites with tables and stoves. Only spring water available (treat water before using). Campfire permit required, only portable gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel stoves allowed during fire season. Please pack out what you pack in. You are in bear country: please be responsible about food items.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required at Islip Saddle Trailhead (off Highway 2) or other trail head you access from.

Location:From the 210 Freeway, exit Angeles Crest Highway. Drive 41 miles on Angeles Crest Highway. Park in the large clearing to the left (north) of the highway. Cross the highway and pick up the Pacific Crest Trail leading east. Follow the trail as it climbs through chaparral, then into pines for 2­1/2 miles.

 

Lupine

11 sites for tents or RV’s up to 16 feet. Fire pits, picnic tables, vault toilet, but no water.

Season:May through November, subject to change during snow and hazardous road conditions.

Elevation:6,500 feet

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Location:From I­-15 near Cajon, take Highway 138 west. Turn left on Angeles Crest Highway and drive 9 miles to the Big Pines Information Station. Bear left and continue onto Angeles Crest Highway for 1.8 miles. Turn left (opposite Inspiration Point) on Blue Ridge Road. The campground is 5­6 miles beyond Guffy. Low profile vehicles not recommended.

 

Mountain Oak

17 sites for tents or motor homes up to 18 feet. Piped water (shut off when temperatures reach freezing), fire pits, picnic tables, and flush toilets. Accessible for persons with disabilities.

Season:Last weekend of April through November, subject to change during snow and hazardous road conditions.

Fee:Check www.recreation.gov for current fees. For reservations call (877) 444-­6777 or TDD (877) 833-­6777.

Elevation:6,200 feet

Location:From I­-15 near Cajon, take Highway 138 west. Turn left on Angeles Crest Highway and drive 9 miles to the Big Pines Information Station. Just past the station bear right onto Big Pines Highway (County Road N4) and drive 3 miles to campground. Amenities: Flush toilets and lighting.

 

Oak Flat

27 sites for tents or RVs up to 18 feet long. Fire pits, tables, and vault toilets. No water.

Season: Year-round.

Fee: Adventure or Interagency Pass required. Elevation: 2,800 feet

Location:From Castaic, drive 6 miles north on Interstate 5. Turn left on Templin Highway and go under the freeway. Drive northwest for 3 more miles.

 

Peavine

4 tent sites. Piped water (shut off when temperatures reach freezing), fire pits, picnic tables, and flush toilets. Accessible for persons with disabilities.

Season:Year-round.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Elevation:6,100 feet

Location:From I­-15 near Cajon, take Highway 138 west. Turn left on Angeles Crest Highway and drive 9 miles to the Big Pines Information Station. Just past the station bear right on Big Pines Highway (County Road N4) and drive 2­1/2 miles to campground.

 

Sawmill

8 sites for tents or RV’s up to 16 feet. Picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets provided. No piped water.

Season:Year-round, but weather and heavy snow may make it inaccessible.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Elevation:5,200 feet

Location:From Castaic, turn northeast on Lake Hughes Road and drive 27 miles to the town of Lake Hughes. Turn left (northwest) on County Road N2 (Pine Canyon Road). Proceed a little over 4 1/2 miles, turn left on 7N23, drive about 4 miles to the campground. There are some forks in this graded dirt road, so be careful to stay on 7N23.

 

South Fork

21 sites for tents and RV’s up to 16 feet. Picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, no water. Special group area available by reservation, please contact Big Pines Information Station at (760) 249­3504 for more information.

Season:Year-round, subject to change during snow and hazardous road conditions.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Elevation:4,500 feet

Location:Take Highway 138 to 165th Street South. Follow 165th, which turns into Bob’s Gap Road. At the end of the road, turn left. Take your first right at Big Rock Creek Road. Drive 3 miles, turn right on the dirt road to the campground.

Amenities:From South Fork, one has access to many hiking trails, one of which leads to the nearby Devil’s Punchbowl County Park. National Forest map advisable.

 

Spunky (Closed due to flooding)

10 sites for tents or motor homes. Picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets provided no piped water. Season: Year-round.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Elevation:3,300 feet

Location:From Castaic, drive 6 miles south on Interstate 5 to Magic Mountain Parkway exit. Take the exit and drive east to Valencia Blvd. Turn left and drive about 2 miles to the Bouquet Canyon Road. Turn north on Bouquet Canyon Road and drive about 15 miles. Turn left on Spunky Canyon Road and drive 4 miles to the campground.

Amenities:The Pacific Crest Trail passes within one mile of this camp, making for a good backcountry adventure. Grocery store nearby.

 

Streamside (Closed due to flooding)

9 tent sites. Picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets provided, but no piped water.

Season: Year-round.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Elevation:2,500 feet

Location:From Castaic, drive 6 miles south on Interstate 5 to Magic Mountain Parkway exit. Take the exit and drive east to Valencia Blvd. Turn left and drive about 2 miles to the Bouquet Canyon Road. Turn north on Bouquet Canyon Road and drive about 14 miles.

 

Sycamore Flat

11 sites for tents or motor homes up to 18 feet. Fire pits, picnic tables, vault toilets, piped water (shut off when temperatures reach freezing).

Season:Year-round.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Elevation:4,200 feet

Location:From Highway 138 in Pearblossom, turn south on Longview Road. Turn left on Avenue W and drive past the Mojave Work Station. Turn right on Big Rock Creek Road and continue up the canyon about 3 miles to the campground along the roadside on your left.

 

Table Mountain

115 campsites available for tents or motor homes up to 34 feet. Picnic tables, fire pits, vault toilets, and piped water (shut off when temperatures at freezing).

Season:Last weekend of April to November.

Fee:Check www.recreation.gov for current fees. Two vehicles are allowed per site and $5 for extra vehicles. For reservations call (877) 444­-6777 or TDD (877) 833-­6777.

Elevation:7,200 feet

Location:From I­-15 near Cajon, take Highway 138 west. Turn left on Angeles Crest Highway and drive 9 miles to the Big Pines Information Station. Just past the station turn right on Table Mountain Road and drive one mile to the campground on your left.

Amenities:Table Mountain Road is a paved 2­lane county road, easily accessible by most vehicles. There is an amphitheater available for use with reservation and a fee.

 

Upper Shake (Closed)

18 sites for tents or motor homes up to 22 feet. Picnic tables, fire pit, and vault toilets provided; no piped water. Check with District Office regarding availability.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Season:Year-round.

Elevation:4,400 feet

Location:From Castaic, turn northeast on Lake Hughes Road and drive 27 miles to the town of Lake Hughes. Turn left (northwest) on County Road N2 (Pine Canyon Road) and drive about 5.5 miles to the entrance road on the left.

Amenities:Easy access to the Pacific Crest Trail, which passes nearby. 

 

Zuni (Closed due to flooding)

10 tent sites. Picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets provided no piped water.

Season:Year-round.

Fee:Adventure or Interagency Pass required.

Elevation: 1,700 feet

Location:From Castaic, drive 6 miles south on Interstate 5 to the Magic Mountain Parkway exit. Take the exit to Valencia Blvd. Turn left and drive about 2 miles to Bouquet Canyon Road. Turn north on Bouquet Canyon Road and drive about 7 miles to the campground.

Issued: 6/10





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