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part ofAngeles National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Nov 15 2015   Season Dates


At Coulter Group Campground groups can relax and enjoy the experience of being outdoors without traveling too far from the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.

The Angeles Crest Highway, a scenic byway that meanders through oak thickets, chaparral, high desert landscapes and pine tree forests is located nearby.

Natural Features:

The campground sits at an elevation of 5,300 feet, less than a mile from the San Gabriel Wilderness. Over 36,000 acres within the Angeles National Forest are designated as the San Gabriel Wilderness Area and have been set aside to preserve their wilderness character.

The area encompasses some extremely rugged terrain, ranging in elevation from 1,600 to 8,200 feet. The lower elevations are covered with dense chaparral which rapidly changes to pine and fir-covered slopes and majestic peaks with glimpses of wildflowers and a variety of wildlife as you enter the upper elevations.


Visitors can explore the Silver Moccasin Trail, open to hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. The 58-mile trail accesses the extensive Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches from Canada all the way to Mexico.


The campground has four picnic tables, a vault toilet, group campfire rings and a drinking water faucet. The maximum RV length is 40 feet.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit the Chilao Visitor Center, just 1.5 miles north of the campground. The center provides exhibits and interesting information about the region and excellent bird watching opportunities. Visitors can learn about the 10 species of woodpeckers in the area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Circles
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dumpster
  • Grills
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paved Roads
  • Trailer Parking
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • There is a gate with a combination lock at the campground; visitors will receive the code in their reservation confirmation
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • No generators, live bands or loud music
  • For more information on Angeles National Forest, click here
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.32278, -118.01778
34°19'22"N, 118°1'4"W

From La Canada, CA, at the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway (State Rt. 2): Take Rt. 2 east for 25.6 miles to the campground sign. Turn left at the sign and go 0.1 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left towards the Manzanita Loop on the left of Chilao Campground and turn left.

Proceed to campsite 30, turn right on the road blocked by the white gate that goes to Coulter Group Campground. Use the combination received upon reservation confirmation to open the combination lock and enter the campsite.

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Information:  (818)899-1900
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