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About Bandido Group Campground

Groups of all types will enjoy staying at the Bandido Group Campground, which boasts beautiful scenery in a relaxing, rustic atmosphere. The site accommodates groups of up to 150 campers, but is designed for equestrian campers and provides several horse corrals and hitch racks. Bandido is divided into five campsites, each with varying capacities for smaller groups. Site #1 has a capacity of 12 campers. Site #2 can accommodate 60 campers. Site #3 and #5 can each hold a maximum of 30 campers. Site #4 has a capacity of 18 campers.


Several trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding can be accessed from the campground. This includes a connector trail to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The PCT stretches from Mexico all the way north to Canada. Within the Angeles Forest, the impressive trail covers 176 miles of its lengthy journey.


No water or electricity is available. There are 25 picnic tables, community fire rings, vault toilets and 20 horse corrals. The site also boasts paved roads and space to park trailers.

Natural Features

The campground sits at an elevation of 5,840 feet, surrounded by Jeffery pines, scrub oaks and manzanita. The Angeles National Forest spans 694,187 acres over most of the San Gabriel Mountain range in southern California. Elevations here range from 1,200 to 10,000 feet, from the low canyon lands to the snow-capped mountain peaks.

Nearby Attractions

Drive the Angeles Crest Highway, a scenic byway that meanders through oak thickets, chaparral, high desert landscapes and pine tree forests.

ADA Access: N

$24.00 - $120.00
USDA Forest Service
Drive In
Alcohol Allowed
Picnic Table
No Showers
Trash Available
Bandido Group Campground is located in California
34.3453 N
-118.0047 W
Get Directions
From La Canada at the junction of the I-210 and State Route 2 (Angeles Crest Highway), exit I-210 and turn north towards the mountains on State Route 2. Proceed 28.5 miles to Three Points (two miles past Newcomb's Ranch Cafe) and turn left onto Forest Service Road 3N17 (Santa Clara Divide Road). Continue west 2 miles to the entrance; gate is on the left. Use the combination you obtained when confirming your reservation to open the gate.
2 Reviews of Bandido Group Campground
Good for Groups

This campground is located away from the 2 making it pretty quiet at night. It is a great location for large groups and especially groups with kids. It is close to a lot of good day hikes in the nearby area. The only drawback is that you need to bring your own water, there is no potable water at this campground.

First to Review
party time!

Ok so this isn't exactly "wilderness" camping. It is probably the farthest you could get from a peaceful camping experience. I stayed at this campground as part of a HUGE group of classmates (over 100 peeps). Tons of space, lots of tables. You're basically free to drink/dance/rave all night long - the whole place is yours!