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Angeles/Monte Cristo

5 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Monte Cristo Campground is located towards the backside of the San Gabriel Mountains in a high-desert climate making the epic views seem endless. It is one of Angeles National Forest's lesser used spots to pitch a tent. With 19 large, spacious and accessible sites, grab a friend (or two or three)…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 30 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite

Reviews

5 Reviews of Angeles/Monte Cristo

Ratings Breakdown

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C
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2021

Nice spot close to good hiking

Proper dispersed camping, first come first serve $12 cash deposit box. About 20 decent sized spots with firepits, picnic tables & water. Nice campgrounds with lots of trees and big stones, and a creek that runs thru seasonally but it was dry when I visited 4/12/21. One downside there is NO…

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Matt T.
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2017

Excellent

Great little spot, easy to find and well maintained

Location

Angeles/Monte Cristo is located in California

Directions

Location: From Interstate 210 in Pasadena, exit the Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy. 2) and drive north for 9 miles. Turn left onto the Angeles Forest Highway (County Rd. N3) and drive about 9 miles to the campground. May also be reached from the Sunland area by taking Big Tujunga Canyon Rd. and turning left at the Angeles Forest Highway, or taking the Angeles Forest Highway from the Palmdale area.

Coordinates

34.34135092 N
118.10945228 W

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About This Campground

Monte Cristo Campground is located towards the backside of the San Gabriel Mountains in a high-desert climate making the epic views seem endless. It is one of Angeles National Forest's lesser used spots to pitch a tent. With 19 large, spacious and accessible sites, grab a friend (or two or three) and spend the weekend telling stories around the campfire, taking a short drive to hike Granite Mountain or dip in the cool waters of postcard-worthy Switzer Falls.

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