Buckhorn Campground

Area Status: Open
Buckhorn Campground Sign

As of May 18, 2022, Buckhorn Campground is now open.

Elevation: 6300-Foot Elevation

Amenities: 38 campsites, vault toilets. Piped water. Accessible campsites.  

Hiking: Access to Burkhart Trailhead; the Burkhart Trail, the Silver Moccasin NRT, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the High Desert National Recreation Trail.

Waterplay: Access to Buckhorn Creek, Buckhorn Falls, Cooper Canyon Falls.

Fees: Camping - $12 per night per site, $5 for extra vehicle. Campsites are first come-first served. No reserving or holding of campsites allowed.

          Day use - Same as camping fee.

RV’s: Maximum RV length is 18' - No hookups.

Buckhorn Campground can be the quick escape you need from LA. The campground is drenched in the fresh air with the smell of incense cedars surrounding visitors. Overnight, campers may spot seasonal constellations, planets, and the occasional shooting star. During the day, visitors can venture to nearby waterfalls or trails including the Burkhart Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Silver Moccasin. Buckhorn Campground has much to offer.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for post-winter cleanup.
Operational Hours: Checkout/Change of day is 11 am. 
Reservations: No reservations or holding of campsites. This campground is first come-first serve. Must occupy campsite the first 24 hours. 
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: Camping - $12 per night per site, $5 for extra vehicle.  
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Fire Restrictions are in effect. All fires must be put completely out each night and before you leave the area.
Closest Towns: La Canada.
Water: Piped Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: Adventure & Interagency Passes are not accepted in-lieu of the $12 fee. Interagency Senior and Access Passes entitle the cardholder to 1/2 price on the camping fee.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Please call the Acton Work Center at (661) 269-2808 for current conditions and additional information.

General Information


From Interstate 210 in the city of La Canada, exit at Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2) and drive northeast for 36 miles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 38 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 3


Camping trailer: 18 feet maximum
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Accessible: 3 accessible sites
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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