Chilao Campground

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About Chilao Campground

Description

Close enough to the city yet far enough away to escape the smog and traffic, Chilao Campground is a great destination for a weekend Los Angeles getaway. Haven’t seen the stars in a while? Come to Chilao Campground for a refresher course. Located at about 5,000 feet nestled in the Angeles National Forest, this spot will refresh even the more dusty of souls.

Close enough to the city yet far enough away to escape the smog and traffic, Chilao Campground is a great destination for a weekend Los Angeles getaway. Haven’t seen the stars in a while? Come to Chilao Campground for a refresher course. Located at about 5,000 feet nestled in the Angeles National Forest, this spot will refresh even the more dusty of souls.

Fires are allowed
Potable water is available
Pets are allowed
  • Listing type: Public
  • No. of sites: 84
  • Phone: 626-574-1613
  • Accessible by: Drive
  • Accommodation: Tent Only, Tent, Vehicles & RVs

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Hipcamper omar

Awesome Campsite. Close to LA and has great views for the watching the sunset. was not very busy at the early end of the season. found a site, no reservation. Decent bathrooms, Not many trees, not big ones at least. Compared to Buckhorn campground which is just a bit further up the mountain. Overall had a very good experience here. was not very cold when i went. Made it with just a hoodie and waterproof jacket. Road was paved but not maintained. Beautiful views for stars as well as long exposure photography.

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Hipcamper Max

Had a pretty terrifying experience here in the off season with some very dodgy fellow campers - but you gotta be ready for that up there just above such a massive city. Went back in the summer and the views on the north side are truly incredible.

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Hipcamper Paige

Great campsite not far from LA. Great views for sunset watching and friendly, helpful rangers. This is a well known campsite and can get pretty crowded and loud if you go during a busy weekend or during the summer months. So make sure to get there early. Well worth the view and nearby hiking trails in the area!

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Hipcamper Ruth

At $15 a night, very cheap. It can get quite windy and cold at night, and every time I've been there fellow campers have been pretty noisy using amplified sound which drove me nuts. Quite a beautiful. lunar landscape. I enjoy winter camping out here - I think it would be brutal in the summer.

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Park
Angeles National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
626-574-1613
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
34.324° N, 118.017° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 1 Site
$12/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 83 Sites