Camp at Chilao Campground

Chilao Campground

Activities

Chillin, Camping

Skill

Beginner

Season

Autumn

Added by

Maya Daniels

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

First-come, first-serve mountaintop camping.

While not as popular as shady Buckhorn Campground up the road, Chilao offers the better views and greater chances of scoring a peaceful and private campsite. There are two campsites located here (and two group camps down in the valley). Sites are first come, first serve, and cost $12 (bring exact change). Firewood is easy to scavenge and the views are spectacular. This is a great spot for jumping off to day hikes or longer backpacking trips. Best of all, dog-friendly!

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Quick Getaway

I love how close this is to where I live! One of my favorite camping spots in LA, which offers scenic mountain views! Perfect for a relaxing weekend.

Relaxing getaway

Been here once, and it's very relaxing. I can share some of the pictures with you, if you'd like to use them.

Activities

Chillin, Camping

Skill

Beginner

Season

Autumn

Added by

Maya Daniels

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