Messenger Flats Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Closed to vehicles. Hike in only until FS 3N17 Road opens to vehicle traffic.

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

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 Acton Work Center at (661) 269-2808 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.

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