Lightning Point Group Campground
The Lightning Point Group Campground is currently CLOSED until further notice.
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.
General Info: 6,200-feet elevation. Six sites to accommodate approximately 240 campers. All sites have group-sized tables. Added features include horse corrals, large gathering areas, and a short and easy nature trail. Hiking on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. The area is behind a locked gate, and is available for use starting the 3rd weekend in April through October 31 (weather-permitting). Sites 5 and 6 will only be available May 1 through October 31.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||When open, this site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||For office info, visit Information & Pass Sales.|
From Interstate 210 in La Canada, exit onto the Angeles Crest Highway (HWY2) and drive northeast for approximately 10 miles to the intersection of the Angeles Crest Highway and the Angeles Forest Highway (County Road N3). Turn left (north) on to the Angeles Forest Highway and drive approximately 12 miles to the Santa Clara Divide Road at Mill Creek Summit. Turn left (west) onto the Santa Clara Divide and continue for approximately 11 miles to the campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Alerts & Warnings
- NEW! Office Updates - Need Info or Passes?
- Forest Service Road Closures
- Additional Damage to Roads/Trails Due to Tropical Storm Hilary
- Fire Danger: HIGH
- Temporary Closures (Bobcat Fire)
- Driving to the Forest?
- Advisory: Hiking at High Elevations
- Planning to Camp? (Stay Limits & Dispersed Camping Restrictions)