Horse Flats Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Horse Flats Site #5

Horse Flats will close for the season on Monday, November 18, at 11 a.m.

Due to winter road damage, low clearance vehicles are not recommended.

At a Glance:

  • 5,000' elevation
  • 26 campsites
  • There is currently no piped water available at Horse Flat Campground. Please bring enough water for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and extinguishing campfires.
  • Equestrian facilities include 4 corrals, hitching rails
  • $12 per night per site. Campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis. No reserving or holding of campsites allowed.
  • Checkout/Change of day is at 11 am.
  • Maximum RV length 20 feet - No Hookups

What to Expect

Horse Flats Campground offers 26 campsites with plentiful shade options at a lofty 5000-foot elevation. 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 with four corrals and several more hitching posts.

It is an easy 90-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles up Angeles Crest Highway (HWY 2) to inhale crisp mountain air scented with Jeffrey Pines and Mountain Mahogany. Mt Hillyer's silhouette and various wildlife make for an excellent backdrop for a day hike. With it being only 18 miles as the crow flies from downtown, it makes for a quick easy getaway from the summer heat. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: First-come-first-served basis. There's no water available. It is highly recommended to bring your own water.
Reservations: Reservations or holding of campsites is not allowed.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $12 per night
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Fees are due within 30 minutes upon occupying the camp site. Occupancy is on a first come, first served basis. Campsites must be occupied the first 24 hours. Reserving or holding of campsites is not allowed. 8 people, 2 vehicles maximum per campsite. Quiet hours are 10:00 pm - 6:00 am. Check out/Change of day time is 11:00 am. Pets must be confined or on a leash. 
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

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:

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites26 single sites
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone

Horse Riding & Camping

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Picnic tables
Toilets 3- 2 seat vault toilets
Fee charged for some activities $12
Tent camping
Camping trailer 20' maximum
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