Chilao Campground

Angeles National Forest

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

GPS: 34.3204, -118.012

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Overview of Chilao Campground

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.”

Reviewed 3/26/2018

Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 9
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).

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Noise
0bars
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Lee Dodds would stay here again

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Amenities

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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