Buckhorn Campground


Area Status: Open
Buckhorn Campground Sign

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. Picnic 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
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Spring
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: See current fire restrictions.
Closest Towns: La Cañada Flintridge
Water: Piped Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
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.

General Information

Directions:

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


Parking:

Vehicles must park within the designated parking spurs.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

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

RV Camping

Amenities

Camping trailer: 18 feet maximum
Picnic tables: 1 designated picnic table at each campsite
Parking: Keep within designated parking spur
Accessible: 3 accessible sites

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.346691

  Longitude : 
-117.912784

  Elevation : 
6300