Messenger Flats Campground

Area Status: Open

Elevation: 5500-Foot Elevation

Amenities: 10 Campsites- Picnic tables and campfire rings, vault toilets. There is no water available. Please bring enough water for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and extinguishing campfires. 

Hiking: Just a short walk to the Pacific Crest Trail located across from the campground entrance. 

Corrals: Two horse corrals available. 

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.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No water.
Fees: Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Fire Restrictions are in effect. All fires must be put completely out each night and before you leave the area.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Call the Los Angeles Gateway District Office at (818) 482-8937 for current conditions and additional information.

General Information


Location: From Interstate 210 in La Canada exit at Angeles Crest Hwy (Hwy. 2) and drive north for 9 miles. Turn left onto the Angeles Forest Hwy (County Rd. N3) and drive about 12 miles to Mill Creek Summit. Turn left on Santa Clara Divide Rd. and continue 9 miles to the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 10 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Horse Camping

Horse Riding


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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