Description

Monte Cristo Campground is one of Angeles National Forests more popular spots to pitch a tent. With large, spacious and accessible sites, grab a friend (or two or three), and spend the weekend soaking up those camping vibes while you kick back and take a break from everyday life. Sites are car and RV-friendly, and if you’ve got a hankering to explore the nearby area you’re just Continue reading...

Monte Cristo Campground is one of Angeles National Forests more popular spots to pitch a tent. With large, spacious and accessible sites, grab a friend (or two or three), and spend the weekend soaking up those camping vibes while you kick back and take a break from everyday life. Sites are car and RV-friendly, and if you’ve got a hankering to explore the nearby area you’re just around the corner from the postcard-worthy Switzer Falls.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
22
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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The vibe at Monte Cristo Campground

3,562ftListing's elevation
750
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Hipcamper Justin
Justin
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 18th, 2015

Monte Cristo Campground will be closed for campground renovations for approximately 3 months- beginning Monday October 5th to mid-January 2016. The last day the campground will be open to the public will be Sunday, October 4th.

Hipcamper RaeAnne
RaeAnne
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 13th, 2016

My family and I arrived around noon on Friday in early June, and there were quite a few spots open. We chose 18- on the back loop, close to the exit. The spot had a nice picnic table, fire pit, and a decent amount of shade. However, we could still hear the traffic on the Angeles Highway, and the camp sites were pretty close together. There were several outhouses- some were well kept, others not so much. The best part was a semi-hidden hiking trail (go through the white gate marked no parking). It was easy enough for kids (our ten year old loved it) and long enough that you can reach a point where you don't hear traffic anymore.
It's a good campground to quickly escape the city for a night, but we wouldn't recommend it for a long trip. -$12

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Hipcamper Bex
Bex
recommends this listing.
February 11th, 2018

This campground is almost always empty. Very peaceful and private but close to the road. Also very sandy and not very wooded.

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Hipcamper Joseph
recommends this listing.
January 19th, 2018
Park
Angeles National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
626-574-1613
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
34.341° N, 118.109° W
$12/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 22 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)