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Southfork Campground

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Angeles National Forest

At a Glance: 4,500-foot elevation 21 sites RV's up to 16' No water Vault toilets Campsites are first-come, first-served What to Expect South Fork Campground on the backside of the San Gabriel Mountains is a hidden gem in the Mojave Desert. Tucked in the middle of steep canyon walls descending from Mt. Islip from the South and Vazquez Rocks in the North, this campground offers 21 spacious sites of year-round tranquility. Each site comes with a fire-ring and grill to huddle around and cook those family campfire meals. Additionally, each site comes with a picnic bench should your group decide a game of cards is in order. After an evening around the fire, the South Fork Campground offers hiking and horseback riding to some of the most beautiful features in the San Gabriels. Campers turned hikers can travel south along Big Rock Creek towards Islip Saddle and see seasonal waterfalls or spot a Nelson's Big Horn Ram. What's more, hikers can head east along the Manzanita Trail towards Vincent's Gap or west to the Devil's Punchbowl - one of the most geologically interesting places in Los Angeles County. Regardless of the time of the year, visitors can find a trail that suits their needs and experience level. If hiking isn't your "thing," South Fork Campground delivers excellent snow play, fishing, and stargazing.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
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For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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  • Pull-Through Sites

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Reviewed May. 10, 2022

Love it here!

Very relaxing place.

SiteNorth fork
Month of VisitJune
Milan U.
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2020

Nice campground close to OC

First come first serve, short drive from OC making it a nice option for a spontaneous getaway. Sites are pretty close to each other and you can hear some road noise from the 38. We had a great time and would come back for more.

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2020

Nice little secluded campground close to water

The drive to the campsite is pretty rough but doable. It’s very close to a good stream of of water. There are fire pits in some spots just get there early to get a good spot.


Southfork Campground is located in California

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From Wrightwood, CA, take State Rt. 2 west 2.4 miles to Palmdale/Jackson Lake sign (County Rt. N4/Pines Hwy). Turn right onto Rt. N4 and go 11.5 miles to Sycamore Flats sign (Forest Rt. 4N11). Turn left onto Rt. 4N11 and go 2.3 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 4N11A). Turn right at sign onto Rt. 4N11A (dirt) and go 0.9 miles to campground.


34.39633873 N
117.821185 W

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