Los Angeles RV Campsites

Los Angeles RV Campsites
Los Angeles, California, is best known as a major metropolitan city, but that doesn't mean there's no wilderness to enjoy. Between Malibu State Park, the Angeles National Forest and Griffith Park, there's always ample outdoor activities to enjoy. If you're looking for a fun overnight trip, there are plenty of campgrounds scattered about the edges of the city.

Malibu Creek State Park Campground

The Malibu Creek State Park is filled with wildlife and scenic forests, beaches and chaparrals. There are around 15 miles of hiking trails in the park to allow you to explore the full diversity of this beautiful park. Other popular activities in the area include swimming, horseback riding, biking, fishing, bird-watching and recognizing the parts of the park that have been used in filming for famous Hollywood films and shows such as "Planet of the Apes" and "M*A*S*H."
When you're tired, head back to camp where you can relax at a group campsite, trailer space, camper space or standard tent space. Showers, laundry rooms and flush toilets are available, and there is a dump site for your RV.

Malibu Creek State Park Campground
Latitude/Longitude: 34.1033, -118.7331
Malibu Canyon Road
Malibu, CA 90265
(818) 880-0363

Musch Trail Campground

Located within Malibu Creek's neighboring park, the Topanga State Park, the Musch Trail Campground is an easy-to-get-to hiking and biking campground. To get to the campgrounds, you can choose to travel the long way up the Topanga Fire Road and explore natural sandstone carvings and cliff gardens before passing a stunning wild waterfall, or you can choose to go straight through the Trippet Ranch onto the Musch trail and enjoy this historical bit of old Hollywood and native California.
The Topanga Park offers a total of 36 miles of hiking trails, but cycling on these trails is not permitted except on the fire roads, which means that bikers cannot access the campgrounds.

Musch Trail Campground
Topanga, CA 90290
(310) 455-2465

Mount Lowe Trail Camp

If you're looking for a really adventurous camping experience, then consider the Mount Lowe Trail Campground in the Angeles National Forest. Unlike the Musch Trail Campground, this area is far away from civilization, and the Angeles National Forest is massive and largely underexplored. This campground offers five tent spaces and is open throughout the year. It can be accessed on horseback, bike or foot. A hitching post is available and can also be used for cycles.
Vault toilets are available, but the only water is stream water, which will need to be cleaned.

Mount Lowe Trail Camp
Latitude/Longitude: 34.22639, -118.10944
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 899-1900

Article Written By Jill Harness

Jill Harness has written on a variety of subjects for more than 10 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including "San Diego City Beat," "Mental Floss," Rue The Day! and Neatorama. Harness has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.

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