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Tent camped 4 nights from June 21, 2021. On the reservation it allowed 2 vehicles on site #17 but then they wanted $10 a night for the 2nd vehicle. I checked with recgov and they admitted it was their error that they did not mention the 2nd vehicle counted as an extra vehicle. I never had this happen anywhere I have camped. Apparently this happens there frequently and I guess it is OK with the campsite because they make more money. So far recgov has done nothing to correct the situation. I may contact GAO.
McGill is such a great campground within the greater LA area. Site 29 is fully accessible for physically disabled folks and my go-to spot. It's right across from a disabled vault toilet, but unfortunately it has very little shade. The shade issue is really the only (though kinda major) flaw of the site, especially in summer months. Sadly, only a few other sites are relatively accessible. I learned this the hard way by booking a site that required walking down a bunch of steps. Thankfully the camp host Harry was wonderful and helped us secure one of the more accessible sites since Site 29 was already booked. Harry also helped us notice the Milky Way! It's wildly gorgeous darks skies here. I love it!
This was a great campground. Lots of trees and shade. Great place to hang a hammock. They did say they had water, but when we arrived all water spouts had been capped. We stayed in spot 47 and had a ton of room. Lots of flat ground to put tents. Any site in loop 3 is pretty good. The top spots are probably 55, 66, 71.
Really great campground! Just an hour away from Santa Clarita. We stayed the Saturday after Labor Day weekend. It was not crowded. There was great weather. There were no wood campfires allowed when we were there. We brought a propane campfire and it was nice! Totally recommend staying here! Also, there were signs all around that bears had been sighted nearby, but there were no bear boxes...so be prepared for that!