Chilao Campground


Area Status: Open

 

 

Chilao Campground sits at an elevation of 5,300 feet, giving campers majestic panoramas of nearby Vetter Lookout and Big Tujunga Canyon. The campground offers two different loops for tent camping: Little Pines and Manzanita. Each loop offers 40+ sites for camping. Manzanita is used for overflow during winter months. Little Pines is open year-roud dependent on winter and/or road conditions. Wildlife is very active in this area and campers should ensure they secure their food when site is unattended.

Amenities: 84 campsites spread out over 2 loops. Vault toilets. Piped water. Dumpsters.  

Hiking: Access to the Silver Moccassin Trail 

RV’s: Maximum RV length is 40' - No hookups.

At a Glance

Reservations: Campsites are first-come, first-served. Reserving or holding of sites not allowed.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: $12 fee covers one vehicle (8 people per site) per night, $5 for extra vehicle. 50% off discounts given for Senior or Accessible America the Beautiful Pass holders. (Adventure Pass not accepted in-lieu of camping fee.)
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Fire Restrictions are in effect. All fires must be put completely out each night and before you leave the area.
Closest Towns: La Cañada Flintridge
Water: Piped water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Please call the Acton Work Center at: (661) 269-2808 for current conditions and additional information.

General Information

Directions:

From Interstate 210 in the city of La Cañada Flintridge, exit at Angeles Crest Highway (CA-2) and drive northeast for 26 miles to the signed campground on the left.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Day Hiking

Viewing Wildlife

Popular for bird viewing

Amenities

Camping trailer: 18' maximum
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Fee charged for some activities:
Parking:
Toilets:
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.323785

  Longitude : 
-118.016678

  Elevation : 
5300