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Monte Cristo Campground Angeles National Forest California

Monte Cristo Overview

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Monte Cristo Campground is located just off the Angeles Forest Highway at an elevation of 3,600 feet just north of Los Angeles. The campground has 19 campsites, including two double sites, for tents, trailers and RVs (up to 30 feet).

Monte Christo (Mountain of Christ) Campground is first come, first serve and offers a peaceful place to camp and enjoy nature in the Angels National Forest. The campground has picnic tables, drinking water and vault toilets.  Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grate.

Outdoor recreation activities in the area include camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, biking and wildlife viewing. The seasonal Monte Cristo creek is nearby the campground.

Chilao campground is another option. It’s about 18 miles away and has 83 campsites.


First Come, First Served

  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Creek
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Angeles Forest Highway
Palmdale, California 93550
626 574-1613
Lat / Long:

34.34135, -118.109452

Best Campsites

7, 11, 13.

Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:



Year Round



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Monte Cristo Comments & Reviews

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9 Comments on “Monte Cristo”

  1. linda and mike says:


  2. Ramon Luevano says:

    Can you check in anytime of the night

  3. Charles Butler says:

    Good morning, is Monte Cristo Campground open?, and how many campsites are available?

    • Hi Charles,
      Monte Cristo Campground is open. It has 19 first-come, first-serve campsites. We’re not ‘on site’ so not sure about availability but it should have some campsites open over the weekend, and mostly open midweek.

  4. How would I pay the fee? Would it be a good place to stay for hunting surrounding areas? D11.

  5. Is Monte Cristo Campground open?

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