Buckhorn Campground

Angeles National Forest

Mt. Baldy, Angeles National Forest

Angeles National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Buckhorn Campground in the Angeles National Forest find a wide variety of destinations to explore in the San Gabriel Mountains.

  • Enjoy hiking in the sub-alpine setting of the Cucamonga Wilderness, perhaps glimpsing some Nelson bighorn sheep.
  • Hike the Burckhardt and Pacific Crest trails through the Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness.
  • Hike the 10-mile Mt. Waterman Trail from Three Points to Buckhorn.
  • Set off backpacking in the Sheep Mountain Wilderness.
  • Go mountain biking on the San Gabriel Peak Trail or the West Fork National Recreation Trail.
  • Cast your fishing line into Crystal Lake or Little Rock Reservoir.
  • Try horseback riding on the Natures Canteen Trail or the Echo Mountain Trail.
  • Drop in to the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center on a weekend.
  • Enjoy the exhibits at the Chilao Visitor Center on Highway 2.

Key Buckhorn Campground Camping Regulations

  1. Fires are only permitted in fire rings.
  2. Quiet Hours run friom 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  3. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times.

Buckhorn Campground

Buckhorn Campground is located off Highway 2 (the Angeles Crest Highway) near Mt. Waterman in the Angeles National Forest. Visitors to the campground enjoy its forest setting and the hiking trails leading out from the campground.

Buckhorn Campground offers 38 first come, first served campsites in a mature forest of cedars and pines. Past visitors to the campground report the campsites are very spacious. A small creek runs near the campground.

Campground Basics
Buckhorn Campground Location: Highway 2, 36 miles northeast of La Canada
Elevation: 6,400 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Los Angeles - 50 miles
Number of Campsites: 38
Open - Closed: April - mid-November
Dates vary based on weather
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: On leash, always attended
Los Angeles River Ranger District: (818) 899-1900

No Reservations: First come, first served
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 22 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: 3 campsites are accessible
Fees: $12 per night
Check-in, check-out: any time, Noon

Buckhorn Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Buckhorn Campground: The Burkhart Trail connects to the High Desert National Recreation Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Silver Moccasin Trail. Cloudburst Summit, Vista Picnic Area, Crystal Lake Recreation Area

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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