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Attention: Please note reservation rules have changed for Crystal Lake. Recreation.gov is no longer accepting reservations for this facility. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


part ofAngeles National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Fri Dec 18 2015   Season Dates


Crystal Lake is open, however, campsites are no longer available for reservation on Recreation.gov. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Located near the lake at the Crystal Lake Recreation Area and San Gabriel Canyon at an elevation of 5,600 feet. The climate is nice. Areas for tents are provided. Motorized boats are not allowed on the lake.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Bike Trail
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicing
  • Pit Toilets
  • Table
Know Before You Go
Recreation.gov no longer is accepting reservations for this facility.
This campground is now open on a first-come, first-served basis.

No refunds are given for bad weather.
If you are looking for a group site please check for Crystal Lake Deer Flats Group.
This is bear country and no refunds will be given for bear encounters.
  • 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):
34.32556, -117.83722
34°19'32"N, 117°50'14"W

From Azusa, take Highway 39 north for twenty-five miles, through San Gabriel Canyon. Follow the signs to Crystal Lake. When you come to Crystal Lake Road, turn right to Crystal Lake. Stop at fee station.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HWY 39
AZUSA  CA  91702

Phone Number:

Information:  (626)335-1251
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