Meadow Group Campground

Angeles National Forest

Mt. Baldy, Angeles National Forest

Angeles National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Groups camping at Meadow Group 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 Meadow Group 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 on the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests.

Meadow Group Campground

Meadow Group Campground is located off Highway 2 (the Angeles Crest Highway) near Chilao Campground in the Angeles National Forest. Visitors to the area enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. A number of trails in the area offer great opportunities for exploring the San Gabriel Mountains. The popular Chilao Visitor Center is 1½ miles away. The campground is among Coulter pines, scrub oaks and grasslands.

Meadow Group Campground has two group campsites. One site can accommodate up to 24 people and 6 vehicles. The other site will hold up to 80 people and 20 vehicles. The gate to the campground is secured by a combination lock. Groups with reservations must call and obtain the combination prior to arrival at the campground.

Campground Basics
Meadow Group Campground Location: Chilao Rd., off Highway 2, 26 miles northeast of La Canada
Elevation: 5,200 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Los Angeles - 41 miles
Number of Campsites: 2
Open - Closed: April - mid-November
Dates vary based on weather
Max. People per Site: 24 and 80
Vehicles per Site: 6 and 20
Pets: On leash, always attended
Los Angeles River Ranger District: (818) 899-1900

Reservations required: Whenever campground is open
Booking Window: from 4 days up to 12 months in advance of arrival
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $36 per night for smaller campsite
$120 per night for larger campsite
Reservations: Meadow Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 11:00 AM

Meadow Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: 3 and 10 Picnic tables, fire rings; no hook-ups
Campground: Flush toilets (shared by both groups), tap water, campfire circle
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Campground Map: Meadow Group Campground Sketch Map
Attractions near Meadow Group Campground: Tour the Chilao Visitor Center. Enjoy hiking the Silver Moccasin Trail and Pacific Crest Trail.

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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