Crystal Lake Rec Area Campground

Area Status: Open
Crystal Lake Recreation Sign


  • 5539-Foot Elevation
  • 50 Campsites
  • Maximum RV length is 22 feet - no hookups.
  • Potable water available
  • Camping - $12 per night per site, $5 for extra vehicle. Day use - $5 per vehicle. Adventure Pass will be honored for day use. Campsites are first-come-first-served. Adventure Pass required for vehicles parked outside the campground.

Crystal Lake Recreation Area Campground, located at the top of HWY 39 (mile marker 38.13) offers four loops of camping for a total of 50 campsites. Each campsite is $12/night and is first-come-first-served year-round. Outdoor adventures lie around every corner - including hikes to spectacular peaks of Mt. Islip and Windy Gap or fishing in Crystal Lake. 

It's only a mile hike to Crystal Lake from the campground. 

Nearby Crystal Lake Cafe sells hot meals, sandwiches, and camping necessities that might have been left at home, including firewood.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open for Day Use at Fawnskin Picnic Area. Camping is available in Loops A, B, C, and D. During winter months, campsite access is walk-in only and drive-in during the summer. Crystal Lake Visitor Center Staffed by Angeles Volunteer Association (626) 910-1149. Hours of Operation: Saturday and Sunday - 8:00am to 4:00pm - CLOSED. 
Reservations: First-come, First-Served only.
Fees: $5 for day use. Camping: $12 for first vehicle and $5 for second vehicle per day/night during the summer; $5 per vehicle during the winter.
Open Season: Spring
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Fire Restrictions are in effect. All fires must be put completely out each night and before you leave the area.
Water: Yes for summer; No for Winter
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 36 sites
No. of Accessible sites None

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