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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

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

Day Hiking

Picnicking

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.325682

  Longitude : 
-117.832889

  Elevation : 
5539