Coldbrook Campground

Area Status: Open

Temporary Partial Closure of a Few Campsites on Weekdays: From August 8, 2022 - September 16, 2022, during weekdays only, a few campsites in Coldbrook Campground may be closed. A local San Gabriel Valley Conservation Crew will be removing some vegetation around campsites to create "defensible space" to reduce the risk of wildfire and increase public safety in this area.

Elevation: 3,350-foot elevation

Amenities: 22 campsites with picnic tables, campfire rings, vault toilets. No piped water. Seasonal stream water (treat before using). However, water flow may be low or non-existent due to reduced rainfall. Please bring enough water for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and extinguishing campfires.

Hiking: Access to Smith Mountain Trailhead, the East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere). 

Fees: Camping Fee - $12/night per site and $5/night per site for extra vehicle PLUS Day-Use Fee - $5 per vehicle or current Adventure Pass or current America the Beautiful Pass. An Adventure Pass or America the Beautiful Pass is required for vehicles            parked outside the campground, too

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

This campground is located on the North Fork of the San Gabriel River, approximately four miles from where the river is often stocked with rainbow trout in the summer. The Upper Bear Creek Trailhead (for backpacking trips leading into the wilderness) can be found roughly a quarter-mile from the campground.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:  
Campsites are first come, first served. Reserving or holding of campsites not allowed.
Fees: $12/night for single unit.  Place cash/check/money order in the envelope provided and put it in the fee tube. Make checks and money orders payable to "USDA Forest Service."
Open Season: Spring
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Fire Restrictions are in effect. All fires must be put completely out each night and before you leave the area.
Water: NO DRINKING WATER. Water in the stream must be boiled or treated before drinking.
Restroom: Vault Toilets (3)
Operated By: Forest Service

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Campground Camping

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

RV Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable


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