DUE TO RECENT WINTER STORMS, SOME RECREATION AREAS MAY BE INACCESSIBLE OR CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK ALERTS & NOTICES FOR ANY CLOSURES / RESTRICTIONS / OFFICE UPDATES.
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.
NOTE: This campground is temporarily closed and will reopen when road conditions are cleared.
Overview of Site:
Hike-in only. Very popular for hunting season with very little to no shade.
Amenities: Seven campsites each with designated picnic table and campfire rings. No toilets. No trash facilities available. Please help by taking your trash out with you. Pack In-Pack Out. No piped water available. (Please bring enough water for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and extinguishing campfires.)
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Bear Campground is open with non-motorized access only. The best access to walk or bike into the Bear Campground is to park on the side of the road in the turnout at 7N19 (Atmore Meadows Road), which is approximately 5 miles from the campground.
Current status of adjacent area
|Reservations:||Campsites are first-come, first-served. Reserving or holding of sites not allowed.|
|Fees:||Camping - $12 (cash or check only) fee covers one vehicle (8 people per site) per night, $5 for extra vehicle. 50% off discounts given for Senior or Access America the Beautiful Pass holders. (Adventure Pass not accepted in-lieu of camping fee.)|
|Restrictions:||See current fire restrictions.|
|Closest Towns:||Lake Hughes|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Please call the Los Angeles Gateway District at: (818) 899-1900 for current conditions. For more office info visit Information & Pass Sales.|
From Interstate 5 in Castaic, turn northeast on Lake Hughes Rd. and drive 27 miles to the town of Lake Hughes. Turn left on Pine Canyon Rd. and drive to Sawmill Mountain (northwest) on Sawmill Mountain-Liebre Ridge Rd. (Forest Service Road 7N23) and drive about 10 miles to the campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||8 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
OHV Road Riding
Open to OHV - no trail riding.
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)