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


Meadow Group Campground is located off State Highway 2 between the Manzanita Loop of the Chilao Campground and the Chilao Ranger Station, 26 miles north of the 210 Freeway in La Canada, California.

The campground offers access to a wide variety of recreational activities within the beautiful Angeles National Forest.

Natural Features:

The Meadow Group Campground is located within the Los Angeles River Ranger District, which is bordered by the Los Angeles Basin on the south, the San Gabriel Wilderness Area on the east, the San Gabriel Mountains on the north, and the junction of Interstate 5 and Highway 14 on the west.

The campground is at an elevation of 5,300 feet amid Coulter pines, scrub oaks and grasslands. Visitors might see birds and squirrels along the nature trails, and the area is particularly known for its variety of woodpeckers.


This campground is a quarter-mile from the San Gabriel Wilderness, with hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

The Chilao Visitor Center is located 1.5 miles north of the campground. It offers exhibits and information about the area, campfire programs and excellent bird watching opportunities, including ten species of woodpeckers.


The campground will accommodate two groups. Area 1 accommodates up to 24 people and has three picnic tables and fire rings, and one water spigot. Area 2 can accommodate up to 80 people and has ten picnic tables and fire rings, and one water spigot.

Flush toilets are available, but are shared by both groups.

Nearby Attractions:

State Route 2, the Angeles Crest Scenic Byway, is a National Forest Scenic Highway. The highway, as it winds along the San Gabriel Mountains, offers spectacular views of nearby peaks and valleys.

Several vista points along the road offer the traveler expansive views of the Mojave Desert, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Circles
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic Drive
  • Tables
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trailheads
  • Trails
Within 10 Miles
  • Educational Programs
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Areas adjacent to the campground are posted with "Closed to Public Use" signs. Campers are expected to avoid the closure areas.
  • Reservations must be made at least four days in advance
  • Maximum RV length is 30 feet
  • Make sure to bring the combination for the lock on the gate
  • There is a public phone at the Newcombs Ranch Cafe
  • Call (818) 899-1900 for current conditions and additional information
  • Learn more about Angeles National Forest
  • 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):
34.32389, -118.01778
34°19'26"N, 118°1'4"W

From the Los Angeles basin side of the San Gabriel Mountains: drive to La Canada via the I-210 (Foothill Freeway) to the State Highway 2 (Angeles Crest Highway) exit. Turn north towards the mountains. Stay on State Highway 2 for 25.6 miles to the lower Chilao Road (Forest Service Road 3N21); turn left onto lower Chilao Road. Proceed west 1.2 miles to the entrance gate on your left. Use the combination you obtained when confirming your reservation to open the gate.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

12371 N. Little Tujunga Canyon Road
San Fernando  CA  91342

Phone Number:

Information:  (818)899-1900
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