Description

Did someone say forest party? Bandido Campground in the Angeles National Forest can accommodate groups as large as 150! Wrassle up as many friends as you can and head up to 5,840 feet for awesome hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails. From the campground you can even access a connector trail to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Channel your inner Cheryl Strayed and Continue reading...
Did someone say forest party? Bandido Campground in the Angeles National Forest can accommodate groups as large as 150! Wrassle up as many friends as you can and head up to 5,840 feet for awesome hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails. From the campground you can even access a connector trail to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Channel your inner Cheryl Strayed and get “Wild.”
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, cars, vans, tra...
No. of sites
5
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 12 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

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Hipcamper Matthew

Great camping spot with a very pretty hike up to Mount Hillyer adjacent, as well as a creek nearby that is nice. It is pretty secluded from the main road too, which is a plus . I'm definitely planning to go back.

MAKE SURE TO CALL AND GET THE GATE CODE from the office during business hours (M-F until 4:30 PM), as there is a combination lock to get in. They do not pick up the phone on the weekends, so if you get stuck try going to the Mount Chilao visitor center and asking them for the code.

Hipcamper Matthew

Make sure you bring ALL your supplies. If you forget anything there's nowhere close to re-supply (I forgot propane for my cooktop, but luckily our camp neighbors were nice and spared us some).

Hipcamper Jane

It's been a while (camped here in mid-April 2015). This is a nice reliable (and importantly, reservable!) group campsite in the Angeles National Forest. There are some good hikes nearby (our group ran into a big group of day-hikers) and some bouldering in nearby Horse Flats. From what I remember, each site has a different capacity: we were in site 4 which had a max of 18 people, 6 cars; check-in/out is at 11am.

Plenty of space, pretty quiet, and a solid option if you're looking to camp with a big group of friends!

Park
Angeles National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
626-574-1613
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
34.344° N, 118.004° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 5 Sites
(Up to 12 people per site)