Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Unknown
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Los Alamos Campground at Pyramid Lake

Los Alamos Campground is located 90 minutes from Los Angeles, offering a restful experience without the lengthy travel time. Guests enjoy the beauty of the nearby Pyramid Lake camping at the base of mountains, and the excitement of lake activities like jet skiing and wakeboarding. Water in Pyramid Lake takes a long journey from Plumas National Forest and Oroville Dam in northern California. An aqueduct carries the water down through the Tehachapi Mountains to its southern California resting point at Pyramid Lake.


Visitors can view lovely wildflowers and watch for birds. Jogging, mountain biking and motorcycle riding are enjoyable activities in the area. Various festivals take place at the lake throughout the year.

Anglers can find striped, large, and smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, crappie and bluegill in Pyramid Lake. Boating and jet skiing are a big draw.


The campground offers 90 single family sites and 3 group campsites. Each group site fits 40 guests and 10 vehicles.

Volleyball courts are provided for extra camping entertainment and the area has flush toilets and fresh drinking water. Sites come with picnic tables and grills. Some parking aprons are paved, but most are sandy gravel.

A dump station is available and a camp general store is also on-site. Campers here have first priority to enter Pyramid Lake, but it is recommended they arrive in line at the marina no later than 6:15 a.m.

Natural Features

Campsites are set back away from Pyramid Lake in the hills above the Santa Clarita Valley. The campsites are mostly open, but some trees offer limited shade to campers in Loop 3.

Pyramid Lake spans 1,300 acres with 21 miles of shoreline. Pyramid Rock, the lake's namesake, is south of the lake's dam in Piru Gorge.

A diverse variety of animal life exists in Angeles National Forest. Birds and squirrels are commonly seen. Other wildlife includes bobcat, mountain lion, bear and Nelson bighorn sheep.

Nearby Attractions

The Vista Del Lago Visitor Center offers sweeping views of Pyramid Lake on its wraparound viewing platform. It also provides a giant map room with intriguing facts about California's geology and water supply systems.

The Hungry Valley Off-Road State Vehicular Recreation Area is just minutes away, offering opportunities for off-road vehicle riding.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
Standard Nonelectric sites cost $20/night for up to 6 people and 2 vehicles. There will be an additional fee of $5 per additional person and $10.00 extra vehicle charge for Standard and Group Sites. We also have Premium Sites/with Shade Ramada Standard Non Electric - Sites: 47, 49, 50, 53, 55 - FULL SHADE Nightly Rate: $35.00 per night for both Non Peak and Peak Season Holiday Weekends: $40.00
USDA Forest Service
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Los Alamos Campground at Pyramid Lake is located in California
34.65 N
-118.7667 W
Get Directions
From Valencia, California, drive 20 miles north on Interstate 5, then take the Smokey Bear exit west. Make a left on Pyramid Lake Road. Take a right at Hard Luck Road and continue 1.5 miles to the campground.
6 Reviews of Los Alamos Campground at Pyramid Lake

This is a huge campground on pyramid lake! The sites are small and close together. The lake levels are always a little low and this lake is especially muddy. Wear water shoes here! The camp sotes are pretty standard, however there are good amenities, like a volley ball court, horseshoes. It is not very shaded, bring a canopy. It's often very dry so I don't do campfires here. Full hook ups available. Good fishing.

Just off the highway

It’s a pretty lame campground. The sites are close together and you can see and hear the freeway from the campground. The lake is also not within walking distance to the campground. It’s relatively close to LA but there are far better campgrounds within the same distance. However, if you are headed somewhere else and need a spot to stay for a night to break up the drive, you could do worse.

Nice place

A quick drive from LA, north of Magic Mountain gets you camping longer, and driving less. Flush toilets, and running water to clean your dishes. Wood is sold on site, and there is a small camp store in case you forgot something. We did not need it, so a review can’t be given. We went with a bunch of friends, and the kids had a blast getting dirty a hiking up the hillside that our campsite backed up against. Unfortunately it rained heavily with hail, in addition to thunder and lightning. We waited that out under the canopies for a little over an hour. We cut the trip a day short as to not push our luck with the weather as it began to rain again as we were leaving the next day. Overall, a nice spot, and a 10 minute drive to the lake.

RV camping

My one and only RV camping experience. Not great (sites are pretty close together and they have a rowdy boating crowd), but not bad (boating on the lake is super fun).

hot cuz it’s the desert

good spot of you don’t mind all the sun. we brought a kiddy pool to cool off.

First to Review
Nice Group Campground

Nice, clean group campground with three sites. If all three sites are reserved together, it can accommodate a large group. If planning to sleep in car instead of tenting, make sure to bring levelers as ground is not leveled. Clean restrooms with water, picnic tables with shelters are available. Firewood can be purchased from camp host located in a non-group campground.