Bandido Group Campground
TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to Highway 2 road damage being worked on by Caltrans. For Highway 2 road conditions, visit: Caltrans Road Information
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
Location: The campground is located amid jeffrey pines and scrub oak trees and will accommodate groups as large as 60 campers. Maximum RV length is 40 feet. Be Bear Aware.
General Amenities: 5 group camp areas. Bear boxes available. Vault toilets. Two dumpsters available. No water available. Please bring enough water for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and extinguishing campfires (when campfires are allowed).
Equestrian Amenities: 20 horse corrals and hitching rails located along the perimeter of the campground. Bear boxes available. No water--bring enough water for horses.
Hiking: Access to the Silver Moccasin Trail
Fees: This site can be reserved by calling toll-free at: 1 (877) 444-6777 or via www.recreation.gov.
The fee ranges from $24 - $300 per night depending on the number of areas reserved.
Area #1 is $24 per night and can accommodate up to 12 campers.
Area #2 is $120 per night and can accommodate up to 60 campers.
Area #3 is $60 per night and can accommodate up to 30 campers.
Area #4 is $36 per night and can accommodate up to18 campers.
Area #5 is $60 per night and can accommodate up to 30 campers.
RV’s: Maximum RV length is 40' - No hook-ups.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to Highway 2 road damage being worked on by Caltrans. For Highway 2 road conditions, visit: Caltrans Road Information|
|Operational Hours:||Open seasonally from early April to mid-November.|
|Reservations:||This site can be reserved by calling toll-free at: 1(877) 444-6777 or visiting www.Recreation.gov.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking|
|Fees:||Fees range from $24 - $300 per night depending on the number of areas reserved. For more information call 1 (877) 444-6777 or visit www.Recreation.gov.|
|Open Season:||Spring - Fall|
|Restrictions:||Fire Restrictions are in effect. Quiet hours are 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. No commercial type generators, lights, live bands, loud or amplified music or equipment allowed. Checkout time is 11:00 a.m. Check-in time is 2 p.m. Pets must be confined or on a leash.|
|Closest Towns:||La Cañada Flintridge|
|Restroom:||4 restroom structures with 2 vault toilet stalls in each|
|Passes:||Discounts given to America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass or Senior Pass holders.|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||For Angeles National Forest office info, visit Information & Pass Sales.|
From 210 Freeway in La Cañada Flintridge, go 28-miles north on Angeles Crest Highway (CA-2), then 2-miles west on the Santa Clara Divide Road (3N17).
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
RV parking allowed along campground access road. (Do not block road to allow emergency vehicle access.)
|Reservation Info||This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?|
|Fee charged for some activities:||Each camping area has variable fees|
Alerts & Warnings
- NEW! Office Updates - Need Info or Passes?
- UPDATED! Forest Service Road Closures
- Additional Damage to Roads/Trails Due to Tropical Storm Hilary
- Fire Danger: HIGH
- Temporary Closures (Bobcat Fire)
- Advisory: Safety by Waterfalls / Streams / Creeks
- Driving to the Forest?
- Advisory: Hiking at High Elevations
- Planning to Camp? (Stay Limits & Dispersed Camping Restrictions)