Sturtevant Camp was established in 1893 and is located, ONLY via hiking trails, 4.25 miles from Chantry Flat in the Angeles National Forest. There are four guest cabins that sleep up to eight guests in bunk beds.
All bedding is provided for you so no need to bring a sleeping bag. There is a a propane heater for those chilly nights. These cabins are close to the common grounds and the dining hall, yet oriented as to provide privacy. Use the bathhouse with its flush toilets and hot showers for cleanup time and the communal kitchen for cooking.
This is a wonderful location for a group of friends to get together. Rent one or more to have a bigger party.
check in, and what to bring/not bring.
Rather than carrying your food and personal items into Camp, consider hiring Adams' Pack Station's friendly donkeys to carry everything in on Friday morning. More information will be provided in your confirmation email.Note: This is a Hike in site.
These cabins are only available Friday through Sunday. A five day notice to request a booking is required as our hosts are all volunteer and need to be notified that you are planning on enjoying a weekend with us.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 24 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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We had such a great stay at the Sturtevant Camp Guest Cabins! Deb was so helpful and responsive leading up to and upon our arrival.
The drive up to Adam's Pack Station was great. I will say, we got a little nervous when we were still about .25 miles out and we saw cars parking along the side of the road - an obvious sign that parking would not be easy. But we lucked out! When we got up to the station, my fiancé hopped out to purchase a $30 Annual Adventure Pass (single day pass is $10, so why not!?) and I managed to snag a spot in the main parking lot! So convenient. If you're patient, and willing to take a few laps or linger, there are enough people heading out that you'll eventually get a spot. Otherwise, I recommend getting up there super early on Saturdays.
The pack station is a great place to hang before and after your trip. They have trail maps, t-shirts, cold beverages, ice cream, hot food and on Sunday's, live music!
The hike up to the camp was awesome. It took us about 2.5 hours from start to finish, but we also stopped a lot for pictures, and to wander off to see the beautiful Sturtevant Falls. The falls were packed full of people - it was a hot Saturday afternoon after all, but still a great places to cool off and take a breather.
From the Junction just before Stutevant falls it's maybe another 2.5 miles on the Gabrielino trail. You can take the upper horse trail or lower trail, but Deb recommended we take the horse trail because it would be easier to hike with our packs. The views from this trail were beautiful.
When we arrived, Deb showed us to our Guest Cabin and gave us a tour of the property. We stayed in #1 on the far edge of the camp. The cabins have 4 sets of bunk beds and can sleep 8 guests. The beds all come dressed with clean sheets, pillows and warm blankets so there is no need to carry up a sleeping bag! The cabins also have a heater for those colder nights (we didn't need it), lights that work on a 15 minute timer, plenty of storage (plus hangers for jackets) and a table and chairs. We spent most of the night hanging out around the fire with other weekend guests, but when it came time to retire to our cabin, we were super cozy in our bunks.
At the camp you will also have access to a full kitchen - no need to bring up cooking oils or utensils. If you're staying for the duration of the weekend and have more food than you can or want to carry, Adam's Pack Station has pack mule's that will carry your things to the campsite on Friday's. We packed light, so we didn't use the mules - just hotdogs, veggies and s'mores for us - which was great, because we had less to carry back in the morning!
There is PLENTY of entertainment on the grounds. Scattered throughout the property you'll find a zip line, big swing, table tennis, badminton, horse shoes, board games, musical instruments - you name it, they've got it - to keep you plenty busy! And if that's not enough for you, it's about 3 miles to Mount Wilson or a short hike up to the helipad.
Just steps away from the guest cabins are the well maintained bathrooms with sink and showers, which is such a great added luxury.
In the morning, Deb or your awesome camp hosts will have coffee, tea and oatmeal waiting for you - such a treat after a long day of hiking the day before, and more hiking to come! We whipped up a quick breakfast and sipped some coffee in the main lodge while getting some great tips on nearby hiking trails from our hosts.
A++ to our camp hosts and Deb for their wonderful hospitality. Deb works super hard to keep this place in great shape, and it shows! Everyone we met was incredibly friendly and helpful. We can't wait to return - hopefully next time for a longer stay and a hike up to Mt. Wilson!
I loved this place so much! I wandered through while hiking and liked it so much I stayed for three nights. They've put up their prices now so only couples can stay (or single people can pay for two spots I guess) but I highly recommend - a good 5 mile hike out of the parking lot, on the hiking route to Mt Wilson, it has a few visitors but mainly just peace and serenity with enough resources to make this glamping.