I’ve camped at Mack’s at least 3 times now. It doesn’t get old. Most of the campsites are accessible with a 2 wheel drive vehicle you can only get so far. The views are amazing and it’s just far enough away to see the Milky Way at night. There are no services so remember to leave no trace. 5 stars for this dispersed camping area.
Not sure where some of the photos for this campground come from but it’s not Mack’s Canyon. Ha ha …this is another spot that is just convenient for a one night getaway. It’s free, and although it’s posted “no fires allowed,” everyone still lights them - no natural water. Not much wildlife or good hiking - but this place will always hold a special spot in my heart because I saw my first mountain lion here! So crazy. Strange to because I’ve been there so many times and never even see deer really. Lucky night I guess. Anyway, don’t take an RV here - the road gets a little too rough for that. Nothing spectacular about this spot but it smells good and puts you under the stars, so it’s still refreshing
Had a great time both times I’ve camped here with friends. The dirt road takes you far out of the way and away from everything. Some of the sites are situated on the side of mountains so the views (especially at sunset) are breathtaking. Sites are spacious and set far away from each other. Very happy with these sites. Great place to disconnect. Very primitive. Make sure to take all your trash out with you. Gets windy at night so stuff can blow away.
This is basic- no electrical hook ups or paved roads/spots so if you want to be true to nature this is great! After a mile or so 4WD is recommended. We saw a few people unable to get up the hill near us, so be prepared. The stars are brilliant though, since there’s no lights nearby.
The road is a bit rough, you just have to go slow. The campground is primitive. There are two little springs that seep out of the ground. I just love how quiet it is you get about a handful of people that come up to see the flowers that are near the spring. I haven't seen any wildlife up there except for chipmunks, but the trees are great.
This site is excellent and should be explored fully to dig all the hiking opportunities. Three great spots to boondock, Mack's Canyon, Lovell Canyon, and Champion Road. All are great spots and far superior to the established campgrounds on the mountain (with the exception of Hilltop Camp but only because that site has hot showers). Access to trail heads and the spring mountain visitor center on the way in and out along the Kyle Canyon route. One of the top things to see is the bat colonies who come out at sunset and stay the evening. The stargazing is great as the forest is bristlecone and the canopy does not block the view of the Milky Way. We stayed two nights and had the place pretty much to ourselves mid week though I hear weekends can get crowded. Do not miss this spot. FYI it is typically much cooler on the mountain which is a short 47 minute drive from the site. It was 104 in the valley and 78 on the peak. An easy choice in the summer. Grooved to Reckoning on this trip and the book was Kybalion. Check them all out.