McGill Campground

Area Status: Closed
McGill Campground Sign

August 1, 2023 - Temporarily closed until further notice.

The campground has 73 campsites complete with a picnic table, barbecue and fire ring. In a Mixed conifer forest. Room for tents and RVs. Beautiful scenic views. Picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilet. No water.

Reservations:  54 sites campsites are now on the reservation system. 18 sites are first-come, first-serve. 

Group Campgrounds by reservation only: or by calling 1-877-444-6777. There are 2 group campsites; one accommodates up to 60 people and the other one accommodates up to 80 people.

Campground is mangaged by the Parks Management Company for the Forest Service.

In campgrounds and picnic areas, dogs must be kept on a leash. Dogs must wear a collar with current tags at all times, as state and county laws apply on National Forest System lands.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check-in time is 3:00pm. Check-out time is 12:00 noon Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am 
Reservations: or by call 1-877-444-6777. Group Campgrounds by reservation only. There are 2 group campsites; one accommodates up to 60 people and the other one accommodates up to 80 people. $120/night. Reservations need to be made 8 or more days in adance.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: McGill Family Campground sites are $30 each. There are 72 family campground sites. Day use only at the campround is $10.00 a day. Additional vehichle charge is $10.00 per night per vehicle. McGill has 2 group campsites @ $150.00 per site per night. Group Camp I can accomodate up to 80 people per night and 10 vehicles, an RV or towed trailer are considered one of the vehicles. Group Camp II can accomodate up to 60 people and ten vehicles. Additional vehicles are $10 per night. 
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer/fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Frazier Park
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Passes: Interagency Senior and Acess Passes provide pass holders with 50% off of camping fees - not valid for day use or extra vehicle parking fee.
Operated By: Parks Management Company for the Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Pinos Ranger District Office  (661) 245-3731 x 0, Tuesday - Saturday, 8-430pm.

General Information

Directions: From I-5, take Frazier Park exit (Frazier Mountain Park Road), go west approximately 6 miles. The road name changes to Cuddy Valley Road. Continue on it up Mt. Pinos. The road name changes to Mt. Pinos Highway. McGill Campground is approximately 5 miles further on the north side of road.

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 73
Reservation Info Reservations: 75% of campsites are now on the reservation system (54 sites), or by calling 1-877-444-6777
Fire Information Current fire restrictions:

Day Hiking

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing


Interpretive Site: Exploration Interpretive Trail
Camping trailer: yes
Picnic tables: yes
Tent camping: yes
Toilets: vault toilet
Parking: yes

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