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

Developed Recreation Sties Closed until April 30,2020

USDA Forest Service appreciates the public's interest in outdoor recreation, particularly in light of current events. The Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service, in response to the recent statewide shelter-in-place order issued by the Governor of California, is joining the cause to aggressively mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 by Closing developed recreation facilities on National Forests statewide.

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 Closed to Visitor
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 Closed to Visitor Hike in only. No toilets.
Bear Canyon Trail Camp Closed to Visitor First come - first served basis. No fire rings provided.
Big Rock Campground Closed to Visitor Hike in from gate during winter months.
Blue Ridge Campground Closed to Visitor Gate is currently closed until mid May. Walk in only.
Buckhorn Campground Closed to Visitor First come - first served basis. Fills to capacity most weekends.
Cabin Flat Trail Camp Closed to Visitor Hike in only. No water.
Chilao Campground Closed to Visitor Water at Chilao is not drinkable. It must be boiled before consumption. It is recommended that you bring your own.
Coldbrook Campground Closed to Visitor Fills to capacity most weekends.
Cooper Canyon Trail Camp Closed to Visitor The toilet is currently closed as the service road is partially washed-out, preventing access for a pump truck. First come - first served basis. Campfire rings/stoves are provided. A CA campfire permit is required to operate 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 Closed to Visitor Fills to capacity most weekends.
Deer Flats Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed.
Devore Trail Camp Closed to Visitor First come - first served basis. No campfire rings provided.
Fall Creek Trail Camp Closed to Visitor Closed
Glenn Camp Campground Closed to Visitor Fills to capacity most weekends - First serve - first come basis. Fire rings provided.
Gould Mesa Trail Camp Closed to Visitor First come - first served basis. Fire rings provided.
Grassy Hollow Visitor Center Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor
Guffy Campground Closed to Visitor Gate is currently closed until mid May. Walk in only. No water available, must bring own water.
Hoegees Trail Camp Closed to Visitor Fills to capacity most weekends - First come - first served basis. Fire rings provided. No Restrooms are available at this time. Please make arrangements to handle your waste.
Horse Flats Campground Closed to Visitor First-come-first-served basis. There's no water available. It is highly recommended to bring your own water.
Jackson Flat Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Lightning Point Group Campground - Closed Closed to Visitor Closed
Little Jimmy Trail Camp Closed to Visitor The toilets will be closed to the public beginning Monday, Oct 28, 2019, as they are slated to be removed and replaced by the week of November 11, 2019. First come - first served basis. Campfire rings are provided. A CA campfire permit is required to operate backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Los Alamos Campground Closed to Visitor
Los Alamos Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Lupine Campground Closed to Visitor Road is closed for winter/spring months, hike in.
Manker Campground Closed to Visitor Fills to capacity most weekends.
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 Closed to Visitor Hike in only until FS 3N17 Road opens.
Millard Trail Camp Closed to Visitor Fills to capacity most weekends - First come - first served basis. Fire rings provided.
Monte Cristo Campground Closed to Visitor First come - first served basis.
Mountain Oak Campground Closed to Visitor
Mt. Lowe Trail Camp Closed to Visitor
Mt. Pacifico Campground Closed to Visitor
Oak Flat Campground Closed to Visitor First come - first served basis.
Oakwilde Campground Closed to Visitor Closed
Peavine Campground Closed to Visitor First come, first serve.
Rowher 4x4 OHV Trail Closed to Visitor
Rowher Flats Trailhead Closed to Visitor
Rowher Loop OHV Trail Closed to Visitor
San Gabriel Cyn OHV Area Specialized Sport Site Closed to Visitor
Sawmill Campground Closed to Visitor Access to this campground from Pine Canyon Road. Not accessible from Old Ridge Route due to washout. First come - first served basis.
Southfork Campground Closed to Visitor First come - first served basis. Fires only allowed in provided fire rings.
Spring Camp Campground Closed 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 Closed to Visitor Fills to capacity most weekends - First come - first served basis. Fire rings provided.
Streamside Campground Closed to Visitor Closed
Sulphur Springs Trail Camp Closed to Visitor First come - first served basis. Campfire rings are provided. A CA campfire permit is required to operate backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Sycamore Flat Campground Closed 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 devices.
Upper Shake Campground Closed to Visitor Closed
Valley Forge Trail Camp Closed to Visitor First come - first served basis. Campfire rings are provided. A CA campfire permit is required to operate backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Vogel Flat Picnic Site Closed to Visitor open
West Fork Trail Camp Closed to Visitor The toilets will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019, as they are slated to be removed and replaced by the week of November 11, 2019. First come - first served basis. Campfire rings are provided. A CA campfire permit is required to operate backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Wildwood Picnic Site Closed to Visitor Closed for renovations until JAN 31, 2020
Zuni Campground Closed to Visitor Closed
Areas & Activities


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