Overview of Chilao Campground
Last Price Paid: $12
Reported by Lee Dodds on 3/26/2018
Number of Sites 83
Pad Type asphalt
Elevation 5351 ft
Max Stay 14
Max Length 40 ft
Tent Camping Yes
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“Scenic Escape from L.A.”
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).
Lee Dodds would stay here again
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- dry camping
- recreation trail
- fire ring
- picnic table
- group sites
- restrooms: vault
- water available
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