Oak Flat Campground
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:
Elevation: 2,800-feet in elevation
Amenities: 20 campsites with picnic tables and campfire rings, vault toilets. There is currently no piped water available. Please bring enough water for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and extinguishing campfires.
Fees: Camping - Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required. Campsites are first come-first served. No reserving or holding of campsites allowed.
Day use - Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required.
Hiking: A short walk to the trail behind the fire station leads to local Whitaker Peak.
RV’s: Maximum RV length is 22' - No hookups.
Oak Flat Campground is located on the north west side of the forest with easy access off the I-5 freeway. With 20 campsites, grab the family and spend the weekend roasting marshmallows around the campfire, go on a hike to Whitaker Peak, or hop in your vehicle for a short drive to the cool waters of Piru Creek at Frenchmens Flat.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Year round.|
|Reservations:||Campsites are first come - first served. Reserving or holding of sites not allowed.|
|Restrictions:||See current fire restrictions.|
|Water:||No piped water|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (3)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Please call the LA Gateway District Office at (818) 899-1900 for current conditions and additional information. For more office info visit Information & Pass Sales.|
General InformationDirections: From Castaic, drive 6 miles north on Interstate 5. Turn left on Templin Highway and go under the freeway. Drive northwest for 3 miles to campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||20 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
Alerts & Warnings
- NEW! Office Updates - Need Info or Passes?
- Additional Damage to Roads/Trails Due to Tropical Storm Hilary
- UPDATED! Forest Service Road Closures
- 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)