DUE TO RECENT WINTER STORMS, SOME RECREATION AREAS MAY BE INACCESSIBLE OR CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK ALERTS & NOTICES FOR ANY CLOSURES / RESTRICTIONS / OFFICE UPDATES.
TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to seasonal winter closures.
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:
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.
Amenities: 38 total campsites with 3 accessible campsites. 3-single SST toilets, 2-double SST toilets, 2-double vault toilets. PicPnic tables. Piped water. Bear-proof boxes available for storage of food and scented items.
Hiking: Access to Burkhart Trailhead; the Burkhart Trail, the Silver Moccasin National Recreation Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the High Desert National Recreation Trail.
Waterplay: Access to Buckhorn Creek, Buckhorn Falls, and Cooper Canyon Falls.
RV’s: Maximum RV length is 18' - No hookups.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||Check-out time is 11 a.m. Days will get charged after 11 a.m. Campsites are first-come, first-served. Reserving or holding of sites not allowed.|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|Fees:||Camping - $12 per vehicle (8 people per site) per night, $5 for extra vehicle. 50% discounts given for Senior or Accessible America the Beautiful Pass holders. (Adventure Pass not accepted in-lieu of camping fee.)|
|Open Season:||Spring - Fall|
|Restrictions:||See current fire restrictions.|
|Closest Towns:||La Cañada Flintridge|
|Passes:||$12 per vehicle (8 people per site) per night, $5 for extra vehicle. 50% discounts given for Senior or Accessible America the Beautiful Pass holders. (Adventure Pass not accepted in-lieu of camping fee.)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Please call the Acton Work Center at: (661) 269-2808 for current conditions and additional information. For more office info, visit Information & Pass Sales.|
From Interstate 210 in the city of La Cañada Flintridge, exit at Angeles Crest Highway (CA-2) and drive northeast for 36 miles.
Vehicles must park within the designated parking spurs.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||38 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|No. of Accessible sites||3|
|Camping trailer:||18 feet maximum|
|Picnic tables:||1 designated picnic table at each campsite|
|Parking:||Keep within designated parking spur|
|Accessible:||3 accessible sites|
Alerts & Warnings
- Advisory: Safety by Waterfalls / Streams / Creeks
- Offices--Info & Pass Sales Updates
- Driving to the Forest?
- Fire Restrictions: Moderate (Angeles National Forest)
- Advisory: Hiking at High Elevations
- Off-Highway Vehicle Areas
- Forest Service Road Closures / Storm Damage - Part 2
- Forest Service Road Closures / Storm Damage - Part 1
- Planning to Camp? (Stay Limits & Dispersed Camping Restrictions)