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.
Overview of Site:
Chilao Campground sits at an elevation of 5,300 feet, giving campers majestic panoramas of nearby Vetter Lookout and Big Tujunga Canyon. The campground offers two different loops for tent camping: Little Pines and Manzanita. Each loop offers 40+ sites for camping. Manzanita is used for overflow during winter months. Little Pines is open year-roud dependent on winter and/or road conditions. Wildlife is very active in this area and campers should ensure they secure their food when site is unattended.
Campground Loop Status: Little Pines Loop to remain open as weather conditions allow. Manzanita Loop will only open when Little Pines Loop is full.
Amenities: 84 campsites spread out over 2 loops. Picnic tables. Vault toilets. Piped water. Dumpsters.
Hiking: Access to the Silver Moccassin Trail
RVs: Maximum RV length is 18' - No hookups.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||Campsites are first-come, first-served. Reserving or holding of sites not allowed.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|Fees:||$12 fee covers one vehicle (8 people per site) per night, $5 for extra vehicle. 50% off discounts given for Senior or Accessible America the Beautiful Pass holders. (Adventure Pass not accepted in-lieu of camping fee.)|
|Restrictions:||See current fire restrictions.|
|Closest Towns:||La Cañada Flintridge|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Please call the Acton Work Center at: (661) 269-2808 for current conditions and additional information. For more office info, visit Information & Pass Sales.|
From Interstate 210 in the city of La Cañada Flintridge, exit at Angeles Crest Highway (CA-2) and drive northeast for 26 miles to the signed campground on the left.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Popular for bird viewing
|Camping trailer:||18' maximum|
|Fee charged for some activities:|
Alerts & Warnings
- Driving to the Forest?
- Fire Restrictions: Moderate (Angeles National Forest)
- Weather Info--Storms
- Got Comments?
- Advisory--Hiking at High Elevations
- Off-Highway Vehicle Areas Closed
- Forest Service Road Closures / Storm Damage - Part 1
- Forest Service Road Closures / Storm Damage - Part 2
- Planning to Camp? (Stay Limits & Dispersed Camping Restrictions)
- Offices--Info & Pass Sales Updates