This is a nice, small campground with easy access to many freeways. Despite being so close to the freeways, the way the campground is situated in a Valley at the back of the park, you can’t see any neighborhoods or really hear the traffic. We camped during the spring and the place was beautiful! There is limited shade, which would make camping here on a hot weekend pretty tough. Currently there are no camp fires allowed. There are nice flush toilets and free showers. The sites don’t have hookups. In March the park closes to non camping vehicle traffic at 5:00pm, which gives campers the place to themselves.
Great location - especially for southern CA where so much of the camping/backpacking is scrubby and in the sun, etc. Most of this trail is under cover, beautiful and well maintained. The sites are right along the creek and very peaceful. You do have to hike out your own water or filter from the stream. Warning it's downhill almost exclusively on the way in and therefore… almost entirely uphill on the way out and the last bit is significant climb out. Dont let that stop you it's well worth the visit.
This is a special place and a bit of an uphill hike very rustic and incredible views at night looking over Los Angeles about 25 miles away. Not very busy ever. Goid memories for sure
Hoegee’s is 2 miles hike from Chantry Flats by way of the Lower Winter Creek Trail. The site is named for Hoegee’s resort which stood just upstream. The concrete foundation in the center of the campground was a private cabin which burned down decades ago. This facility has 15 campsites, each with table, fire ring and wood-burning stove. You must pack your garbage out. Site is shady year round with perennial water. It is illegal to take wood and water from the nearby cabins. There is an emergency call box and calls phones do not work.
To go to the bathroom stay away from the stream and Dig a hole 6-8 inches deep and bury your waste and paper. Do NOT leave it exposed on the ground.
Campsites are first come-first serve only. Stream water must be boiled or filtered. You can get a free fire permit from the pack station.
Great campground outside LA. Weekly/monthly rates. 120 day max per year, seasonal limits. Full hookups at about 10-15 sites and the other 160 Mostly water/ electric. Deer in site nightly, many movie companies film here at and around the lake. Boating , fishing, disc golf. I spent a couple months here, off season and rarely did I have neighbors except maybe on a weekend. Most of the time it was 90% empty.
I’ve stayed here twice, the first time all the sites were booked the second time it was pretty empty. Both times, neighboring campers were blasting music. Not just a little loud, but so loud I felt the bass two loops away. Park rangers don’t patrol the sites as far as I can tell but if your intent is to party with some friends while camping this is the place for you. There isn’t easy access to the lake, I think you have to either drive down or take a really long walk. Most sites have a lot of shade, all sites have a picnic table and fire pit. If I ever want to have a party camping trip, I’d likely go here. But if you’re camping for peace and quiet, this may not be what you want.
This is a cool campground nestled between to 4x4 trails. Keep in mind this is usually a lunch destination for people on the trail. There’s a single site with under the trees. There’s another site about a 100 yards away but it is exposed. No toilets no frills just a good spot to stop.
Nice campground, not as kept up as most places due to its location and limited access. Has pit toilets in 2 locations, a large dumpster in 2 locations, a large picnic area, small group fire pit, individual fire pits in some campsites. Access is limited to vehicles with a bit of clearance but I wouldn’t say you NEED 4wd but it may come in handy. There’s no potable water or electricity. There are no lights of any kind up there and you are also in bear territory. But it is extremely quiet and on a clear night you can see all the stars. They don’t suggest you bring anything longer than a 16ft trailer but you could get away with a little longer in some sites.
Good camp ground if you like being 6 ft away from your neighbors. More of a group or community campground. Shared fire pit and tables. Not the place to go if you are trying to get away from people. Located right under the flight path of the nearby airport. Only plus each site have full hookups and sewer.
Edit: we initially thought they double charged me, went to clarify only to realize the 2nd charge was for the 2nd night. So for 2 nights it was $142! Not worth it. Not coming back.
The sites here are pretty nice and far enough apart to have some privacy. With the local dairies are more insects than many campgrounds. Can be annoying. Some of the grassy areas have thorny stickers in them. Overall, nice camping if you’re OK with a few bugs. If I member correctly, summertime has more flies than you might really want.
Camp ground was closed, it appeared unmaintained for quit some time. I saw numerous trees in the area burned but I’m not sure from how long ago.
Don’t waste your time. If there was a camp found there it isn’t there anymore I’ll post pictures. There is a site to see but it’s seen better days. If you keep traveling on the road to this so called camp site. You’ll find Lost Lake. Lost Lake was a nice place years ago now it’s poorly managed. I’ll post pictures of this also. 4/26/19.
My least favorite and I camp alot. It's not the campgrounds fault. The California drought is the problem. The lake side is so muddy and slimy, its unappealing. The campsites are slightly shaded. Each site comes with a fire ring/grill and picnic tables. There are nice bathrooms, with coin operated showers and the campground is kept pretty clean. The kids loved the disc golf course and horseshoe pit. Nice hiking trails. Its about an hour from LA so its a nice weekend getaway without going to far.
It's a very hot campground close to a road and train. Sites are big. Tons of things to do for adults and children. In the summer they had a cart with breakfast and snow cones and nachos for sale in the afternoon. As with all Thousand trail sites, it's pretty decent.
Been going to this spot since my early teens. Short walk to the beach, clean restrooms. You can hike or bike all the way up or down the canyon to Newberry Park! Lots of wildlife and flowers. There is nothing like waking up to the sound of the waves crashing. There are fire pits but make sure you are allowed to have a fire. I think it burned in the fires last fall.
This campground is a very short drive from Pasadena, CA, and in fact there are some rustic homes adjacent to the campground. Parking is about 150 yards away, down a hill, so be prepared to haul your gear. The campground is situated at a popular trailhead, and there is lots of good hiking nearby. But, this is also a high-traffic area on spring and summer weekends. A lovely creek runs south-west along the edge of the campground.
There are approximately 4-6 sites, they are somewhat haphazardly spaced on a relatively flat area with good shade. There is little or no cover between sites. There is one restroom on-site which also serves the day-hikers. It is not maintained well, and often smells bad.
Millard would be a great spot to camp for the night if you don't have the time to drive out of the city.
Great place to stop and watch the bread float.
You can get here multiple ways but once you do it's totally worth it. Secluded campground with toilets, fire pits & many info plaques with photos from the old tavern on site. There's a stream nearby the Mount Lowe Summit Trail, also. Plenty of great sites to choose from.
Very large park for RV, cabin and tent camping. As it's listed as a "resort", we figured it would be pretty upscale. Disappointment upon our arrival. Floods have been in the area and much of the sites were closed and being cleaned?? The road closest to our site was washed away (from earlier reviews it's been months), so a long jog or drive around the perimeter to get us to the pool, laundry and hot tub…speaking of which, the pool, hot tub and laundry facilities all needed attention. You could actually see people's footprints (bottom of pool and on pool and hot tub entry steps)…that much sand, dirt, etc…I didn't venture in. When we arrived, we started driving around to find the best site for our rig. We're a 32ft class A w/20ft enclosed cargo trailer tow. So, all in all about 55ft. Well, that wasn't easy. Most of the park's electric and some sewer connections didn't exist or were "down" for repair. We have yet to actually SEE someone working on these issues. We are currently here and checked in for a two-week stay. After some boon docking prior to our arrival, we wanted all the bells and whistles the park boasted they had. Took us just over THREE HOURS to find a decent spot. Many levels to this park and most didn't have a decent WiFi (we have our own router) signal. Some sites had dumpsters blocking them from being a true "pull-thru". That left us with about two areas to choose from. It's dusty, dirty, and, really, not ready to be called a "resort"….more rustic than we'd been looking for or what website photos showed. We would not recommend this "resort" to anyone. Several folks with dogs they let simply sit outside and bark, poo, etc….strict rules against that, in most all resorts we've ever visited. Unless you plan on tenting, cabin or what have you, it's not worth it. Very disappointing! :(
This is an RV Park so the spaces are smaller, but they have great kids parks near by and two pools! It is very hilly if you like to walk, and it is a good place to bring your bikes with the kids. The laundry facility is nice.
There’s lots to do here and it’s just beautiful. There’s many sewer/50amp spots in several loops with pull through and backup spots. Two lodges and two pools, the family pool is huge with a cool splash pad. The cell service isn’t the greatest but it’s worth being out in the middle of nothing. The campground is very well kept, clean bathhouses and great employees. There’s a small stream running through green space near miniature golf and a river too. We really appreciated that there was lots of shady trees everywhere, a little store that was open 5 days a week in case we needed something we’d forgotten and plenty of weekend activities for kids.
The first thing you should know about Tapo Canyon Park is that for actual tent camping, you will be in either decomposed granite or concrete. The second thing is that there is no cell service and no phone landlines there.
The park is very nice, and very well maintained. There is a large grass area with an upgraded playground, ample covered picnic area for large groups, and an archery range (private, but open to the public on Saturdays).
The archery range is one of the best in California. There is a members area and the original range is open to the public on Saturdays from 9-1, with a nominal $5 fee.
The campsites are designed for RVs. I have camped here in a tent and there is no way to drive a stake into the ground. The sites are fairly large and well spread out for an RV lot.
Each site has a fireplace, picnic table, and full hook ups. There is not much shade. The sites are very well maintained daily by the camp host Terri.
At night you can hear the coyotes calling as they roam the rugged hills, but don't worry it's a very safe park.
I would give the park 4 stars for camping in an RV, 2 stars for tent camping, the facility as a whole is probably a 4.