Horse Flat Campground

Area Status: Open
Horse Flats Site #5

General Camping Info: Find helpful guidance and tips for an enjoyable trip to the forest!

Know Fire & Other Restrictions Before You Go!: These conditions can affect your entire trip. For example, Extreme and Critical fire use restrictions mean no campfires and no portable cooking systems/stoves. Bring cold food and no S'mores. 

Be Bear Aware!: Bear safety is critical, for the safety of your group and/or you, as well as our bears. Help keep bears wild by following these tips. 

Overview: Horse Flats Campground offers 26 campsites with plentiful shade options. It also has accessible hiking opportunities such as the Silver Moccasin National Recreation Trail, some excellent areas for mountain bikers, and, as the name implies, equestrian resources that include four corrals and several more hitching posts.

Elevation: 5,600 feet

Amenities: A total of 26 campsites with picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets. No water available.          

Bouldering: Rock climbing is a 1-mile hike to the top of Mt. Hillyer. 

Hiking: The Silver Moccasin Trail is just a short walk away at thesouthwest side of the campground. 

Horse Corrals: There are 4 horse corrals and several hitching posts located at the west side of the campground.


Camping Fees - $12 per night per site, $5 for extra vehicle. Campsites are first come - first served only. There is no way to reserve a campsite in advance. 

Day-Use Fees - Same as the camping fee. A Forest Service Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass is required for vehicles parked outside the campground

RVs: Maximum RV length is 20 feet. No hook-ups available. 


At a Glance

Reservations: Campsites are first come - first served. Reservations or holding of campsites not allowed.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: Camping - $12 per night per site, $5 for extra vehicle.  Day use - $5 per vehicle. Adventure Pass/Interagency Pass will be honored for day use. Adventure Pass/Interagency Pass required for vehicles parked outside the campground $12 per night
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: See current fire restrictions.
Closest Towns: La Canada.
Water: No Water Available
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Adventure & Interagency Passes are not accepted in-lieu of the $12 fee.  Interagency Senior and Access Passes entitle the cardholder to 1/2 price on the camping fee.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Please call the Acton Work Center at (661) 269-2808 for current conditions and additional information. For other office info, visit Information & Pass Sales.

General Information


Location: From Interstate 210 in La Canada, exit at Angeles Crest Highway. (Hwy. 2) and drive 29 miles to the intersection with the Santa Clara Divide Rd. (3N17) at Three Points (watch for the sign). Turn to the south and drive 3 miles to the campground.

General Notes:

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 26 single sites
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Horse Camping

Horse Riding


Camping trailer: 20' maximum
Toilets: 3- 2 seat vault toilets
Fee charged for some activities: $12

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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