Chilao Campground

Angeles National Forest

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Angeles Crest Hwy.
Palmdale, CA 93550
818-899-1900
626-574-1613
Official Website

GPS: 34.3204, -118.012

Last Price Paid: $12
Number of Sites: 83
Pad Type: asphalt
Elevation: 5351 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 40 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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1 review
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 9

Lee Dodds would stay here again

“Scenic Escape from L.A.”

Reviewed Mar 26, 2018

Overall Rating

Chilao has two loops: Little Pines and Manzanita. I arrived after dark on Saturday and circled through Little Pines without finding an open site. I pulled into the first spot I found at Manzanita, which is ~500 ft up the entrance road from Little Pines. Being my first time to the Angeles National Forest, I wasn't sure what to expect when I awoke. What a view! I was pleasantly surprised at how clean and scenic the campgrounds were being so close to LA.

I actually liked the Manzanita Loop better, and especially liked site 26. The western side of Manzanita traces the ridgeline, and there is a fantastic view down-valley and across the mountain ranges.

Most of the water spigots were turned off while I was there (mid-March), but one was available across camp. The pit toilets were clean and well cared for, and there is a hiking/mountain biking trail about 1/4 mile further down the entrance road (Silver Moccasin Trail).

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
0bars
Verizon

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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