Messenger Flats Campground
This campground is hike-in only.
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.
Elevation: 5,500-foot elevation
Amenities: 10 campsites with 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:||This campground is hike-in only.|
|Fees:||Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass required.|
|Restrictions:||See current fire restrictions.|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Call the Los Angeles Gateway District Office at (818) 899-1900 for current conditions and additional information. For more office info visit Information & Pass Sales.|
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||10 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
Alerts & Warnings
- NEW! Office Updates - Need Info or Passes?
- UPDATED! Forest Service Road Closures
- Additional Damage to Roads/Trails Due to Tropical Storm Hilary
- 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)