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.
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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.
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!