About Buckhorn Campground
USDA Forest Service
Buckhorn Campground is located in Angeles National Forest in California
9 Reviews of Buckhorn Campground
All basic amenities, no cell service so perfect getaway. Lots of hiking near by. First come first serve no reservations.
Easy to miss entrance but so peaceful
walk in. no reservations. we ended up sharing a site with some awesome folks. great hikes straight out of the campsite. bathrooms and water available.
Great car camping location with lots to do. Plenty of camp sites but they fill up fast, especially during the summer on weekends. Very comfortable with all the amenities and enough space in between sites for low noise. Very beautiful with tall cedar, pine, fir and spruce with a nice creek in the wet season. Trails going all over the place, some easy some steep and wild life every where you look. Simple tent sites to bigger trailer pads for every type of camper. Probably the best campground in SoCal. Great for kids.
Beautiful campground. A little over 6000 feet up in the pine trees. The campground fills quickly for the weekend. It’s a first come/first serve so get there early. If it’s full there’s other campgrounds nearby, but a lower elevation.
Theres hiking trails right out of the campground. A stream runs through the campground in the spring.
No traffic and not a lot of people in this area. Great little getaway.
Goid for small RVs. Over 24 foot not recommended.
We've wanted to camp here for so long, but we've never been able to get a spot. We finally did this weekend, and it fully lived up to our expectations. Because this campground is set within a ravine that has a stream during the rainier months, so the landscape feels very different than the other nearby campgrounds - very green with tall trees. The campsites have plenty of space between neighbors, so we felt we had privacy and weren't disturbed by any noise from other sites. Each site has a picnic table, firepit, and bear box for food storage. There is a water spigot at the campground, but the ranger advised that it's not potable.
There's day parking at the end of the campground for the trailhead to Cooper Canyon Falls. In the summer the "waterfall" is barely a trickle, but the hike still has a nice stream and is worth doing.
First to Review
This place is lovely and a well designed campground. It is however very popular, you need to get there early to get a good spot. It is set back from the road a little giving you a quieter experience away from the 2. This would be a good first car camping spot for families with young children.
__I introduced camping to my 2 year-old son, Leonardo, and have my wife feel more comfortable about sleeping outdoors. Nestled up at 6,300 feet, Buckhorn Campground has 38 campsites, plenty of restrooms, running water, bear-lockers, maintainable staff on site, hiking trails leading to a couple of seasonal waterfalls, peaks, a plane wreck (mount Williamson), and several more hiking options requiring car-shuttle system. This place is filled with life & is a great place for families to bond and have fun.
First to Review
When I was here just a couple of days ago, the campground wasn't closed (May 2017). There were lots of people in the campground.
The campground itself is a little loud during the day time. Being right of Hwy 2, you can hear cars all day long which doesn't create much separation to enjoy nature. However, they have a really beautiful trail called the Burkhart trail that weaves through a river valley and large (redwood?) trees, a great trail for a short hike.
Each campsite had a picnic table and fire pit, and although the campground said the water spigots were broken they worked just fine.