Los Alamos Campground

Pyramid Lake - Angeles National Forest

Pyramid Lake

Angeles National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Los Alamos Campground near Pyramid Lake in the Angeles National Forest find a wide variety of destinations to explore in the nearby 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 Los Alamos Campground Regulations

  1. Fires are only permitted in fire rings.
  2. Quiet Hours run from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  3. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times.
  4. A National Forest Adventure Pass is needed for vehicles parked in non-fee campgrounds in the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests.
  5. Boaters at Pyramid Lake be prepared for Quagga Mussel Inspections before launching your boat.

Los Alamos Campground

Los Alamos Campground is located 2 miles from Pyramid Lake in the Angeles National Forest. Guests at the campground take advantage of nearby Pyramid Lake for swimming, waterskiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, and fishing. Those staying at the campground have free access to the lake and have first shot at launching boats at the lake if they arrive at the marina early. Other recreation includes hiking, mountain biking, motorcycle riding, and birding. The campground is set back from the lake among the hills in mostly open terrain. There is some shade available in Loop 3.

Los Alamos Campground has 93 single family campsites along with 3 Group Campsites. The main campground has good facilities and room for medium-sized RVs and trailers as well as tents. Campsites are arranged in 4 loops.

Interstate 5 Camping Map

Travelers along Interstate 5 may want to view the Interstate 5 Corridor Campgrounds Map for this area. The map includes a number of RV Parks.

Campground Basics
Los Alamos Campground Location: Hard Luck Rd., off Pyramid Lake Road
Elevation: 2,900 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Los Angeles - 63 miles
Santa Barbara - 98 miles
Number of Campsites: 93
Open - Closed: open year-round
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (2nd vehicle fee)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Santa Clara Mojave Rivers Ranger District: (661) 269-2808

Reservations: reservations available from 4 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 26 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #49
Reservations: Los Alamos Campground Reservations
Fees: $20 per night
Plus $9 reservation fee
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Los Alamos Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire rings; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, camp store
Showers: No
Dump station: Yes
Attractions near Los Alamos Campground: Volleyball courts, Vista Del Lago Visitor Center, Pyramid Lake for boating and fishing; Emigrant Landing Day Use Area at the lake for swimming ($2), boating, and picnicking; also boat rentals, boat launch ramp, and fish cleaning stations. Nearby Hungry Valley Off-Road State Vehicular Recreation Area

Los Alamos Group Campsites

Los Alamos Campground has 3 group campsites. Each campsite can accommodate up to 40 people and 10 vehicles. There are water hook-ups at the sites. Check-in time is 2:00 PM, check-out at noon.
Fees: $85 - $125 per night
Reservations: Los Alamos Group Campsite Reservations

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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