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Buckhorn Campground (California)

Agneles Crest Highway
La Canada, California 91011
626 574-1613
34.346691, -117.912784
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Contrary to what you may have heard or read, Buckhorn Campground is no secret. It’s a popular first-come first-serve campground located at about 6,300 feet in the beautiful Angeles National Forest above Los Angeles. Check out all of the campsite photos for Buckhorn Campground and you’ll see it is quite the gem. ¬†Our favorite Buckhorn campsites are 7, 8, 15, 18, 22, 23 and 27.

Buckhorn campground has 28 single-family campsites along a seasonal stream in the Angeles National Forest. The sites can accommodate tents, trailers and small RVs. The campground is located close to the Mt. Waterman “ski” area off the Angeles Crest Highway (Highway 2) at an elevation of 6,300 feet. The Buckhart Trailhead is located at the campground and connects to a large network of National Recreation Trails in the area. There are no reservations for this campground – it is first-come, first-serve. The campground has drinking water, vault toilets and overflow parking.

The Angeles National Forest is just north of the Los Angeles basin and offers a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities including camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, biking and wildlife viewing.

Chilao Campground is another one you may want to try. It has 83 campsites and is also located in the Angeles National Forest.

Reservations:

First Come, First Served

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  1. Maria Mejia says:

    Buckhorn is a good spot in late Summer and early Fall, too. There are bears! Put the food away and don’t leave trash out. Not much to look but there are lots of beautiful trees and it’s pretty quiet at night. Take a hike along part of the Pacific Trail and enjoy the fresh cool air.

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Directions:

To reach Buckhorn Campground from Interstate 210 in the city of La Canada, exit at Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2) and drive northeast for 36 miles.

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Creek
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
Regions
  • Angeles National Forest
  • Los Angeles Area
  • Mountains
  • National Forest
  • Southern California
  • West
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

7, 8, 15, 18, 22, 23 and 27.

Season:

From: April To: December

Elevation:

6,300

# of Campsites:

28