Chilao Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Little Pines - Site #17

Due to an unforeseen water leak, there isn't any piped water available. It is high recommended to bring your own water.

5,300-foot elevation. Chilao Campground consists of two loops- Little Pines and Manzanita loops. Maximum RV length is 40 feet. No Hookups. Campsites are $12/night. Campsites are first come - first served basis. Reserving or the holding of campsites is not allowed. Checkout/change of day is at 11 am. Be Bear Aware.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Due to an unforeseen water leak, there isn't any piped water available. It is highly recommended to bring your own water. Campsites are on a first come - first served basis. Fires are only allowed in provided fire rings. 
Reservations:  Reservations are not accepted.  Campground is a first-come/first-served facility.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees  $12 per night/per site
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Fees are due within 30 minutes upon occupying the camp site. Occupancy is on a first come, first served basis. Campsites must be occupied the first 24 hours. Reserving or holding of campsites is not allowed. 8 people, 2 vehicles maximum per campsite. Quiet hours are 10:00 pm - 6:00 am. Check out/Change of day time is 11:00 am. Pets must be confined or on a leash. 
Water: Piped Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Adventure & Interagency Passes are not accepted in-lieu of the $12 fee.  Interagency Senior and Access Passes entitle the cardholder to 1/2 price on the camping fee.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Location: From Interstate 210 in the city of La Canada, exit at Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2) and drive northeast for 26 miles to the signed campground on the left. Call (818) 899-1900 for current conditions and additional information.

General Notes:

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 83 single site(s), 1 20-50 people group site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None


Picnic tables Wooden
Drinking water
Toilets Single SST vault toilets
Fee charged for some activities $12
Tent camping
Camping trailer 40' maximum