Meadow Group Campground

Area Status: Open
Meadow - Site #1

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: 5,200-foot Elevation

Amenities: 2 Group campsites can accommodate up to 24 people in site 1; up to 80 people in site 2. Vault toilets. There is no water available. Please bring enough water for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. 

Hiking: The Silver Moccassin Trail is just a 1 mile hike to the trailhead; Chilao Visitor Center 1.5 miles away.  

Fees: Camping - This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 or online at

RV’s: Maximum RV length is 30' - No hookups.

The campground will accomodate groups as large as 104 campers. The fees range from $36 - $120 per night depending on the number of areas reserved. Area #1 is $36 per night and can accomodate up to 24 campers. Area #2 is $120 per night and can accomodate up to 80 campers. Maximum RV length is 30 feet. Checkout time is at 11 am. Check-in time is 2 pm. Be Bear Aware.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Due to plumbing repairs, there is no piped water available at this time. When site is open the flush toilets are closed, vault toilets are available. Forest visitors are advised to bring enough water for drinking, washing, and extinguishing your campfires. We are working diligently to get the repairs completed.
Operational Hours: Open seasonally from April 1 - November 15
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free (877) 444-6777 or online at
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Open Season: Spring
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Quiet hours are 10:00 pm - 6:00 am. No commercial type generators, lights, live bands, loud or amplified music or equipment allowed. Checkout time is 11:00 am. Check in time is 2 pm. Pets must be confined or on a leash. 
Water: Please call for availability
Restroom: Flush Toilets/Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Please call the Acton Work Center at (661) 269-2808 for the front gate combination and additional information. For more office info, visit Information & Pass Sales.

General Information


From Interstate 210 in the city of La Canada, exit at Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2) and drive northeast for 26 miles to the signed Chilao Campground on the left. Follow Lower Chilao Road about 1.25 miles to the signed and gated campground on the left. Call (818) 899-1900 for current conditions and additional information.

General Notes:


Group Camping


Toilets: 3 flush toilets/4 vault toilets
Drinking water: 1 water faucet/ 3 water spigots

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