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.

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.

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 Campfires only in the provided campfire rings.
Bandido Group Campground Closed to Visitor Please visit recreation.gov for reservation information. There isn't any piped water available. Please bring your own water.
Bear Campground Open to Visitor Hike in only. No toilets.
Bear Canyon Trail Camp Open to Visitor First come - first served basis. No fire rings provided. Requires CA campfire permit for use of backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Big Rock Campground Open to Visitor Campfires only in the provided campfire rings.
Blue Ridge Campground Open to Visitor Campfires only in the provided campfire rings.
Buckhorn Campground Closed to Visitor Fills to capacity on weekends. First come - first served basis. Fills to capacity most weekends. Campfires only in the provided campfire rings.
Cabin Flat Trail Camp Open to Visitor Hike in only. No water.
Chilao Campground Open to Visitor Due to limited water availability, piped water may be intermittent at best. 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. 
Coldbrook Campground Open to Visitor Fills to capacity most weekends. Campfires only in the provided campfire rings.
Cooper Canyon Trail Camp Open to Visitor First come - first served basis. Requires CA campfire permit for use of backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Cottonwood Campground Closed to Visitor Closed
Coulter Group Campground Closed to Visitor Please visit recreation.gov for reservation information. Due to limited water availability, piped water may be intermittent at best. It is highly recommended to bring your own water. 
Crystal Lake Rec Area Campground Open to Visitor Fills to capacity most weekends. Campfires only in the provided campfire rings.
Deer Flats Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed.
Devore Trail Camp    First come - first served basis. No fire rings provided. Requires CA campfire permit for use of backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Fall Creek Trail Camp Closed to Visitor Closed
Glenn Camp Campground Open to Visitor Fills to capacity most weekends - First serve - first come basis. Fire rings provided. Requires CA campfire permit for use of backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Gould Mesa Trail Camp Open to Visitor First come - first served basis. Fire rings provided. Requires CA campfire permit for use of backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Guffy Campground Open to Visitor Fires only allowed in provided fire rings. No water available, must bring own water.
Hoegees Trail Camp Open to Visitor Fills to capacity most weekends - First come - first served basis. Fire rings provided. Requires CA campfire permit for use of backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Horse Flats Campground Closed to Visitor First come - first served basis. Campfires only in the provided campfire rings. There isn't any piped water available. It is highly recommended to bring your own water.
Jackson Flat Group Campground Closed to Visitor Fires only allowed in provided fire rings.
Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Fires only allowed in provided fire rings.
Lightning Point Group Campground - Closed Closed to Visitor Closed
Little Jimmy Trail Camp Open to Visitor
Los Alamos Campground Open to Visitor Fires are allowed in provided fire rings only.
Los Alamos Group Campground Open to Visitor Fires are allowed in provided fire rings only.
Lupine Campground Open to Visitor Hike in. Fires are allowed in provided fire rings only.
Manker Campground Open to Visitor Fills to capacity most weekends. Campfires only in the provided campfire rings.
Meadow Group Campground Closed to Visitor Please visit recreation.gov for reservation information. Due to limited water availability, piped water may be intermittent at best. It is highly recommended to bring your own water. 
Messenger Flats Campground Open to Visitor Hike in only until FS 3N17 Road opens.
Millard Trail Camp Open to Visitor Fills to capacity most weekends - First come - first served basis. Fire rings provided. Requires CA campfire permit for use of backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Monte Cristo Campground Open to Visitor First come - first served basis. Campfires only in the FS provided campfire rings.
Mountain Oak Campground Closed to Visitor Fires only allowed in provided fire rings.
Mt. Lowe Trail Camp Open to Visitor
Mt. Pacifico Campground Open to Visitor In anticipation of snow forecast to reach elevations of 6,000 feet, the Angeles National Forest (ANF) is closing the gate on road 3N17 above Mill Creek fire station. This will effectively close Pacifico Campground to vehicle access. We will reassess conditions after the storms pass and reopen the gate if road and weather conditions are conducive.
Oak Flat Campground Open to Visitor First come - first served basis. Fires only allowed in provided fire rings.
Oakwilde Campground Closed to Visitor Closed
Peavine Campground Open to Visitor First come, first serve. Fires only allowed in provided fire rings.
Rowher 4x4 OHV Trail Open to Visitor
Rowher Flats Trailhead Open to Visitor
Rowher Loop OHV Trail Open to Visitor
San Gabriel Cyn OHV Area Specialized Sport Site Open to Visitor
Sawmill Campground Open to Visitor Access to this campground from Pine Canyon Road. Not accessible from Old Ridge Route due to washout. First come - first served basis. Fires only allowed in provided fire rings.
Southfork Campground Open to Visitor First come - first served basis. Fires only allowed in provided fire rings.
Spring Camp Campground Open to Visitor First come - first served basis. No fire rings provided. Requires CA campfire permit for use of backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Spruce Grove Trail Camp Open to Visitor Fills to capacity most weekends - First come - first served basis. Fire rings provided. Requires CA campfire permit for use of backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Streamside Campground Closed to Visitor Closed
Sulphur Springs Trail Camp Open to Visitor First come - first served basis. Fire rings provided. Requires CA campfire permit for use of backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Sycamore Flats Campground Open to Visitor First come - first served basis. Fires only allowed in provided fire rings.
Table Mountain Campground Closed to Visitor Fires only allowed in provided fire rings.
Upper Shake Campground Closed to Visitor Closed
Valley Forge Trail Camp Open to Visitor First come - first served basis. FS campfire rings are provided. A CA campfire permit is required to operate backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Vogel Flat Picnic Site Open to Visitor open
West Fork Trail Camp Open to Visitor First come - first served basis. Fire rings provided. Requires CA campfire permit for use of backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Zuni Campground Closed to Visitor Closed
Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/angeles/recreation