This site not regularly maintained.
- 4,500-foot elevation
- 21 sites
- RV's up to 16'
- No water
- Vault toilets
- Campsites are first-come, first-served
What to Expect
South Fork Campground on the backside of the San Gabriel Mountains is a hidden gem in the Mojave Desert. Tucked in the middle of steep canyon walls descending from Mt. Islip from the South and Vazquez Rocks in the North, this campground offers 21 spacious sites of year-round tranquility. Each site comes with a fire-ring and grill to huddle around and cook those family campfire meals. Additionally, each site comes with a picnic bench should your group decide a game of cards is in order.
After an evening around the fire, the South Fork Campground offers hiking and horseback riding to some of the most beautiful features in the San Gabriels. Campers turned hikers can travel south along Big Rock Creek towards Islip Saddle and see seasonal waterfalls or spot a Nelson's Big Horn Ram. What's more, hikers can head east along the Manzanita Trail towards Vincent's Gap or west to the Devil's Punchbowl - one of the most geologically interesting places in Los Angeles County. Regardless of the time of the year, visitors can find a trail that suits their needs and experience level.
If hiking isn't your "thing," South Fork Campground delivers excellent snow play, fishing, and stargazing.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||No water.|
|Fees:||Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass required.|
|Restroom:||UNKNOWN Toilet (2)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||21 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
Alerts & Warnings
- Closures (Seasonal and Other Temporary) in Angeles National Forest
- Road Closure (Temporary): 7N23 (Sawmill-Liebre Road)
- Forest Service Office Hours & Pass Sales
- Fire Danger Level: Elevated to Extreme
- Fire Restrictions: Region-wide (English)
- Fire Restrictions: Region-wide (Spanish)
- Fire Restrictions: Forest-specific
- Closure: West Fork Road
- Closure: Angeles NF Bobcat