Oak Flat Campground

Area Status: Open

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 of Site: 

Elevation: 2,800-feet in elevation

Amenities: 20 campsites with picnic tables and campfire rings, vault toilets. There is currently no piped water available. Please bring enough water for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and extinguishing campfires. 

Fees: Camping - Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required. Campsites are first come-first served. No reserving or holding of campsites allowed. 

          Day use - Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required.

Hiking: A short walk to the trail behind the fire station leads to local Whitaker Peak.

RV’s: Maximum RV length is 22' - No hookups.

Oak Flat Campground is located on the north west side of the forest with easy access off the I-5 freeway. With 20 campsites, grab the family and spend the weekend roasting marshmallows around the campfire, go on a hike to Whitaker Peak, or hop in your vehicle for a short drive to the cool waters of Piru Creek at Frenchmens Flat. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Year round.
Reservations: Campsites are first come - first served. Reserving or holding of sites not allowed. 
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: See current fire restrictions.
Water: No piped water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Please call the LA Gateway District Office at (818) 899-1900 for current conditions and additional information. For more office info visit Information & Pass Sales.

General Information

Directions: From Castaic, drive 6 miles north on Interstate 5. Turn left on Templin Highway and go under the freeway. Drive northwest for 3 miles to campground.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 20 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None


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