Buckhorn Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Buckhorn Campground Sign

At a Glance:

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.

The tent-based campground has 38 well-spaced first-come-first-serve sites. Amenities include potable water, picnic tables, fire rings, and vault toilets. Please note that it is our most popular campground and therefore is at capacity most weekends during the summer.

  • 6,300-foot elevation.
  • 38 campsites, 3 accessible campsites.
  • The Burkhart Trail begins here and connects to a vast network of National Recreation Trails- including the High Desert NRT, the Pacific Crest NRT, and the Silver Moccasin NRT.
  • Maximum RV length 18 feet.
  • No reservations or holding of campsites. This campground is first come-first serve. Must occupy campsite the first 24 hours. $12/night. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: First come - first served basis. Fills to capacity most weekends.
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 $12 per night/per site. Recreation passes are not accepted in lieu of the campsite fee. Interagency Senior and Access passes receive 50% off the campsite fee.
Open Season: Spring
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Fees are due within 30 minutes upon occupying the camp site. Occupancy is on a first come, first served basis. Campsites must be occupied the first 24 hours. Reserving or holding of campsites is not allowed. 8 people, 2 vehicles maximum per campsite. Quiet hours are 10:00 pm - 6:00 am. Check out/Change of day time is 11:00 am. Pets must be confined or on a leash. 
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

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

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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


Picnic tables
Drinking water
Tent camping
Accessible 3 accessible sites
Camping trailer 18 feet maximum
Areas & Activities


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6300 feet