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Most Recent South Gate Camping Reviews

Good backpacking camping spot. There is usually a stream for filtering water. Plenty of sites for camping.  Usually quiet when not too many people around. There was a loud group when we were there once since it is a doable hike from Red Box Junction. Trail leading to the camp can also be filled with downed trees. Takes a little climbing and going around obstacles but not too bad. Pit toilets.

Close by campground.

Easy campground to get to and close by. First come first serve sites. Does get crowded in summer season. Went there this weekend and very few people.

Great campground close to beach

Sycamore campground in Mugu State Park is a great campground close to the beach with large spots to park your trailer and car.

The only downside is that there are no hookups so this is boondocking at its best.

Nice open spots. Clean bathrooms.

Great TT park. Only negative is the trains!

Sycamore canyon

We stayed here for the weekend in site 50. This was a great campsite! On the end and very secluded. A very short walk to a nice beach. It was not crowded, and most neighbors were respectful, except for the newbies running their generator at all hours! I like this place because you get the woods feeling in the campground, but walk 5 minutes and you are on the beach. Will definitely return soon.

Weekend backpacking

Close by campsite and pitstop on the way to Mt. Wilson. Great overlook of the Los Angeles. Lots of bugs around good thing we had a head net. Not many people around when we were camping so it was pretty quiet.

Beauty away from the city

Perfect stopping point for backpacking. Went here in May and we were the only 2 here. Plenty of water flowing and tree cover from the sun.


It was eerily quiet at night. We were the only ones there and can hear our own hearbeats laying there at night. We went in May this year so not much people around. Brand new toilet is nice as well. There was some flowing water still. Also found this vertebrae next to the table, moght have been a deer, not sure.

Beautiful campground and so much to do!

My husband, teenage son, grown son and his girlfriend, and I stayed here over Halloween. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained, the camp host super friendly and helpful, the bathrooms well positioned and clean, and the sites had shade and everything we needed. Between hiking and biking, we were busy for the time we were there. As a bonus, there is a Ralph’s just up the street, so you’ll never be far from anything you’d need. We hope to have a family reunion in the group camping spot when things open up. Perfect experience!

Clean, spacious and well maintained campsites

Very well maintained campgrounds with quality facilities located throughout. $20 a night, they have water spigots shared between campsites (if you bring a “y” you can stay connected, otherwise fill tanks and disconnect). Self pump out (free) and good rubbish collection points throughout. Campsites are located on a relatively busy road, so you can hear road traffic but nothing that bothered us. Good cell reception, fire pits, charcoal bbqs, nice tree’s etc. I liked it here. Campsites seemed to be largely pull thru’s which is nice too. Neighbour are close but not too close.