Recreation

The Angeles National Forest is an urban National Forest in the center of an ever-changing population and provides a wide range of recreation opportunities to visitors from around the world. These important recreation areas provide a place for surrounding communities to experience solitude, quiet, and enjoy unique recreation opportunities.

Angeles National Forest solicits recreation facility concessionaire

The Angeles National Forest is now accepting applications for a concession special use permit for numerous campgrounds, day use sites, and the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center located on the Forest. A permit to provide high-quality public services in operation and maintenance of government-owned recreation facilities will be issued. The concession prospectus is located on the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.

Important Information

Policy on Shooting

Target shooting is not allowed anywhere in Angeles National Forest - San Gabriel Mountains National Monument except in designated ranges.

Policy on Pet Dogs

Always keep your dog leashed, except when inside a vehicle, tent, dog crate, or portable kennel. Do not allow your dog to wander freely, pursuant to Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 36, Chapter II, Sec. 261.8 (d).

While on a trail or in and around campgrounds and picnic areas, dogs must be kept on a leash (unless caged or crated) no longer than six feet, pursuant to CFR, Title 36, Chapter II, Sec. 261.16 (j).

Dogs must wear a collar with current tags at all times, as state and county laws apply on National Forest System lands.

Recreation Fee Information

The Recreation Fee Program, which includes the Adventure Pass, helps conserve, protect, and restore natural and heritage resources. Follow this link to a map of the Recreation Fee Locations and more information on the Recreation Fee Program.

Need to Purchase an Adventure Pass?

Look at the map below to see where the closest location is to purchase a pass.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps

These maps have been prepared and issued under 36 CFR 212.56, and identify those roads, trails, and areas designated for motor vehicle use. Learn more about Motor Vehicle Use Maps:

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Appletree Campground Open to Visitor
Bandido Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Bear Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Lake Fire.
Bear Canyon Trail Camp Open to Visitor
Big Rock Campground    Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Blue Ridge Campground Open to Visitor
Buckhorn Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Cabin Flat Trail Camp Open to Visitor
Chantry Flat Picnic Site Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Chilao Campground Open to Visitor Both loops are now Open. 
Chilao Picnic Area Open to Visitor Water at Chilao is non-potable. It must be boiled before consumption. It is recommended that you bring your own.
Chilao Visitor Center Closed to Visitor CLOSED
Clear Creek Information Station Closed to Visitor CLOSED
Colby Bridge Day Use Area Closed to Visitor CLOSED
Coldbrook Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to wind damage.
Cooper Canyon Trail Camp Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Cottonwood Campground Closed to Visitor Closed
Coulter Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Crystal Lake Rec Area Campground Open to Visitor Crystal Lake Rec Area Campground: (Highway 39 mm 38.13). The access road to the lake is OPEN to vehicle traffic. 
Deer Flats Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed.
Devore Trail Camp Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Fall Creek Trail Camp Closed to Visitor Closed
Glenn Camp Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Gould Mesa Trail Camp Open to Visitor
Grassy Hollow Visitor Center Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor Closed to public access.
Guffy Campground Open to Visitor
Hoegees Trail Camp Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Horse Flats Campground Open to Visitor
Jackson Flat Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the Season.
Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Lightning Point Group Campground - Closed Closed to Visitor Closed
Little Jimmy Trail Camp Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Los Alamos Campground Open to Visitor
Los Alamos Group Campground Open to Visitor
Lupine Campground Open to Visitor
Manker Campground Open to Visitor (Hike-in only – 100’ from gate). Due to cold weather the main gate has been closed to vehicles and the piped water has been turned off.
Meadow Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Messenger Flats Campground Open to Visitor
Millard Campground Open to Visitor
Monte Cristo Campground Open to Visitor
Mountain Oak Campground Open to Visitor
Mt. Lowe Trail Camp Open to Visitor
Mt. Pacifico Campground Open to Visitor
Oak Flat Campground Open to Visitor
Oakwilde Campground Closed to Visitor Closed
Peavine Campground Open to Visitor
Pony Park PCT Trailhead Open to Visitor Information on the Pacific Crest Trail Route Changes and information
Red Box Picnic Area Closed to Visitor CLOSED due to the Bobcat Fire.
Rowher 4x4 OHV Trail Open to Visitor
Rowher Flats OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor
Rowher Loop OHV Trail Open to Visitor
San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Sawmill Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Lake Fire.
Shortcut Saddle Trailhead Closed to Visitor CLOSED due to the Bobcat Fire.
Southfork Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Spring Camp Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Spruce Grove Trail Camp Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Streamside Campground Closed to Visitor Closed
Sulphur Springs Trail Camp Open to Visitor
Sycamore Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Table Mountain Campground Open to Visitor
Upper Shake Campground Closed to Visitor CLOSED due to the Lake Fire.
Valley Forge Trail Camp Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Vogel Flat Picnic Site Closed to Visitor Closed
West Fork Trail Camp Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Bobcat Fire.
Wildwood Picnic Site Closed to Visitor CLOSED for the Season.
Zuni Campground Closed to Visitor Closed
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https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/angeles/recreation