Best Camping near Mount Wilson, CA

Join the fun near Mount Wilson. With tons of outdoor activities and scenic camping, this is an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of travelers. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in. Experience some of the most stunning views that California camping has to offer. Find the best campgrounds near Mount Wilson, plus reviews and photos from other campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Mount Wilson, CA (176)

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    Bonelli Bluffs

    36 Reviews
    80 Photos
    310 Saves
    Pomona, California

    Lakeside camping in LA county is possible at Bonelli Bluffs RV resort and campground in San Dimas, California! Our lush property is much more than a place to pull into and rest your head. It's a community surrounded by majestic mountain views, lush landscapes, and resort-style amenities. Vacations should feel special and revitalizing - at Bonelli Bluffs, it's easy.

    We're located just 45 minutes east of Los Angeles, at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. Here, Bonelli Bluffs offers a peaceful reprieve from city life. Come enjoy nature, relax and explore the nearby attractions in San Dimas, California. Moreover, you don't even need to leave the campgrounds to have a good time. Our amenities include a beach-front park, two sparkling pools, outdoor fire pits, and activities galore.

    While the natural beauty and views bring most visitors to Bonelli Bluffs, the nearby town of San Dimas is also highly appealing. Here, and in the nearby town of Pomona, you'll discover fantastic restaurants, shops and plenty to see and do.

    So, if you're looking for the perfect place to bring your RV or to pitch a tent and camp, you've found it at Bonelli Bluffs. Moreover, we offer hundreds of sites on our 2,000 acres of meticulously preserved campgrounds for RVs and tents. Visit our RV resort in San Dimas, California, to experience the beauty for yourself.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $76 - $88 / night

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    Crystal Lake Rec Area Campground

    26 Reviews
    69 Photos
    647 Saves
    Valyermo, California

    Overview

    Crystal Lake is open, however, campsites are no longer available for reservation on Recreation.gov. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Located near the lake at the Crystal Lake Recreation Area and San Gabriel Canyon at an elevation of 5,600 feet. The climate is nice. Areas for tents are provided. Motorized boats are not allowed on the lake.

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    Buckhorn Campground - Temporarily Closed

    19 Reviews
    79 Photos
    632 Saves
    Juniper Hills, California

    TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to Angeles Crest Highway 2 road damage being worked on by Caltrans. For updates, please visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices

    Buckhorn Campground can be the quick escape you need from LA. The campground is drenched in the fresh air with the smell of incense cedars surrounding visitors. Overnight, campers may spot seasonal constellations, planets, and the occasional shooting star. During the day, visitors can venture to nearby waterfalls or trails including the Burkhart Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Silver Moccasin. Buckhorn Campground has much to offer.

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    $12 / night

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    Thousand Trails Soledad Canyon

    24 Reviews
    78 Photos
    210 Saves
    Acton, California

    Soledad Canyon RV Resort is a beautiful campground with resort-style amenities nestled at the base of the San Gabriel mountains. This Los Angeles RV campground is well shaded with towering cottonwood trees and Italian Stone Pines as well as Palm and Elm trees. It boasts the largest swimming pool in the west surrounded by 15 acres of picnic areas. Our family lodge is large with a lot of activity going on. On the other side of Soledad Canyon RV Resort is an area designed for adults, with a private swimming pool. Our Thousand Trails' Los Angeles RV campground is located about 15 minutes away from major shopping centers and 1 hour from attractions like Universal and Six Flags Magic Mountain, although when you're at Soledad Canyon RV Resort you feel like you're away from it all. Los Angeles RV campground by the San Gabriel mountains Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at Soledad Canyon RV & Camping Resort. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Coldbrook Campground

    18 Reviews
    62 Photos
    676 Saves
    Glendora, California

    Coldbrook Campground offers 22 shaded campsites*__at the intersection of Coldbrook and Soldier Creeks that are open year round. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, each campsite can fit up eight people and two vehicles (additional fee applies for the second vehicle). This campground is less populated then nearby Crystal Lake Recreation Area. However, it does reach capacity on most summer weekends. Each campsite has a fire pit and grill, and picnic tables are available on the grounds. Potable water is available on the campgrounds.__The trailhead for the 7-mile round trip hike to the summit of Smith Mountain is just 1/3 of a mile away and the popular Bridge to Nowhere hike is a short drive away. RV's are allowed up to 22 feet, but there are no hookups for electricity or waste.*Note:__Camping - $12 per night per site, $5 for extra vehicle. Day use - $5 per vehicle.__Adventure Pass will be honored for day use. Campsites are first-come-first-served. Adventure Pass required for vehicles parked outside the campground. A California Campfire Permit is required.__

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    Chilao Campground

    16 Reviews
    50 Photos
    560 Saves
    Mount Wilson, California

    Chilao Campground sits at an elevation of 5,300 feet, giving campers majestic panoramas of nearby Vetter Lookout and Big Tujunga Canyon. The campground offers two different loops for tent camping- Little Pines, and Manzanita. Each loop offers 40+ sites for camping. Both loops remain open until a major snowfall makes it impossible to enter a loop. It's also important to note that wildlife is very active in this area and campers should ensure they secure their food in proper receptacles.

    84 campsites spread out over 2 loops. Vault toilets. Piped water. Trash facilities. Accessible campsites.

    Chilao Campground sits at an elevation of 5,300 feet, giving campers majestic panoramas of nearby Vetter Lookout and Big Tujunga Canyon. The campground offers two different loops for tent camping- Little Pines, and Manzanita. Each loop offers 40+ sites for camping. Both loops remain open until a major snowfall makes it impossible to enter a loop. It's also important to note that wildlife is very active in this area and campers should ensure they secure their food in proper receptacles.

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $12 / night

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    Angeles National Forest Chilao Campground

    12 Reviews
    15 Photos
    308 Saves
    Mount Wilson, California

    5,300-foot elevation. 84 campsites. Some of the toilets are accessible for visitors with disabilities. Maximum RV length 40 feet. No Hookups. Be Aware of Bear Activity. Little Pines Loop is open and sites are $12/night. Manzanita Loop is closed for the season. Campsites are first come - first served.

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    Table Mountain Campground

    21 Reviews
    9 Photos
    318 Saves
    Wrightwood, California

    Overview

    Table Mountain, just a short journey northwest of the Los Angeles metro area, provides a beautiful escape from urban life. Campers will find hiking, mountain biking, birding and countless other recreation opportunities. The surrounding landscape is also ideal for scenic drives.The campground sits in the Angeles National Forest, spanning 694,187 acres over most of the San Gabriel Mountain range. The forest boasts spectacular scenery and 557 miles of hiking and equestrian trails.

    Recreation

    The Table Mountain Nature Trail runs through the campground, and visitors can spot birds, squirrel, deer and the California condor. The Angeles Crest Scenic Byway is a highly recommended drive that extends through oak thickets, chaparral, high desert landscapes and pine tree forests along the highest and most scenic ridges of the San Gabriel mountain range.

    Facilities

    The Table Mountain Nature Trail runs through the campground, and visitors can spot birds, squirrel, deer and the California condor. The Angeles Crest Scenic Byway is a highly recommended drive that extends through oak thickets, chaparral, high desert landscapes and pine tree forests along the highest and most scenic ridges of the San Gabriel mountain range.

    Natural Features

    Table Mountain is set in a hilly, oak and pine forest with two large meadows and beautiful views. At an elevation of 7,000 feet, summer temperatures average in the low 80s with cool nights.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Angeles Crest Highway, part of California State Route 2, is a scenic byway that meanders through oak thickets, chaparral, high desert landscapes and pine tree forests. The ski resort town of Wrightwood is very close by. Restaurants and a disc golf course can be found at the North Resort.__ Take a hike on the Blue Ridge Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail is an impressive path that starts in Mexico and zigzags its way through Angeles and continues north across California, Oregon and Washington.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (760) 316-7828.

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    $500 / night

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    Monte Cristo Campground

    8 Reviews
    16 Photos
    381 Saves
    Mount Wilson, California

    Monte Cristo Campground recently underwent a complete renovation. All campsites in the campground were totally revamped during the renovation. There are now 19 individual camp sites with sites #6 and #7 as double sites. In order to ensure fee compliance site #6 was designated as #6A and #6B; and site #7 was designated as #7A and #7B. This is to inform the public if both A and B sites are occupied at #6 and #7, campers will be required to pay double to occupy the double sites.

    3600' elevation
    19 campsites
    Campsites are first-come-first-served. 

    Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Picnic Table
    • Drinking Water

    $12 / night

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    Horse Flats Campground

    8 Reviews
    31 Photos
    393 Saves
    Juniper Hills, California

    Due to winter road damage, low clearance vehicles are not recommended. At a Glance: 5,000' elevation 26 campsites There is currently no piped water available at Horse Flat Campground. Please bring enough water for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and extinguishing campfires. Equestrian facilities include 4 corrals, hitching rails $12 per night per site. Campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis. No reserving or holding of campsites allowed. Checkout/Change of day is at 11 am. Maximum RV length 20 feet - No Hookups What to Expect Horse Flats Campground offers 26 campsites with plentiful shade options at a lofty 5000-foot elevation. It also has accessible hiking opportunities such as the Silver Moccasin National Recreation Trail, some excellent areas for mountain bikers, and, as the name implies, equestrian resources that include with four corrals and several more hitching posts. It is an easy 90-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles up Angeles Crest Highway (HWY 2) to inhale crisp mountain air scented with Jeffrey Pines and Mountain Mahogany. Mt Hillyer's silhouette and various wildlife make for an excellent backdrop for a day hike. With it being only 18 miles as the crow flies from downtown, it makes for a quick easy getaway from the summer heat.

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    $12 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Mount Wilson, CA?

According to TheDyrt.com, Mount Wilson, CA offers a wide range of camping options, with 176 campgrounds and RV parks near Mount Wilson, CA and 4 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Mount Wilson, CA?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Mount Wilson, CA is Bonelli Bluffs with a 4.3-star rating from 36 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Mount Wilson, CA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 free dispersed camping spots near Mount Wilson, CA.

What parks are near Mount Wilson, CA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 11 parks near Mount Wilson, CA that allow camping, notably Angeles National Forest and Arkabutla Lake.