Description

Summer fun starts here at Crystal Lake Rec Area Campground. Drive in for a night stay or a few, and join all the others lookin’ to start off their summer right. This camp can get as busy as a beehive, so get here bright and early! Hike around the area, fish Crystal Lake, or just do that giant dose of nothing you’ve been pining to do for so many months now. Watch the day go by Continue reading...

Summer fun starts here at Crystal Lake Rec Area Campground. Drive in for a night stay or a few, and join all the others lookin’ to start off their summer right. This camp can get as busy as a beehive, so get here bright and early! Hike around the area, fish Crystal Lake, or just do that giant dose of nothing you’ve been pining to do for so many months now. Watch the day go by in the shade of the forest and breathe deep. Make your trip here an adventure in the winter as the campground becomes walk-in only.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
36
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Desert
Forest
Lake
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Cave
Hot spring
Redwoods
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Laura
Laura
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 14th, 2015

On a Saturday in July the car camping area was packed with big groups (mostly mellow) but if you're willing to walk ~200 yards to a no parking site, it's peaceful and empty. Clean sites (iffy latrines) & well stocked camp store. Easy overnight 90 mins from LA.

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Hipcamper Ronny
Ronny
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 8th, 2015

What an amazing campground that no one uses. Crystal Lake Cafe (and camp store) has just about anything you need, including some delicious chili cheese dogs. Crystal lake itself is not much to see these days with drought. Beautiful grounds and trails a plenty!

Hipcamper Alexa
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2018
Hipcamper Kris
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2017
Hipcamper Coleman
recommends this listing.
April 6th, 2017
Park
Angeles National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
6265741613
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
34.326° N, 117.833° W
$12/night
Tent / Van: 36 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)