Tent Campgrounds in Wrightwood, California

Tent Campgrounds in Wrightwood, California
Located in the San Gabriel Mountains, Wrightwood, California, offers an array of outdoor adventure opportunities from section hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail to snowboarding or skiing at Mountain High. The town was originally established as a cattle ranch and apple orchard, but now hosts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts each year in search of adventure. Campers arriving with their tents will find a number of campgrounds that offer a little slice of solitude and the opportunity to reconnect with nature.

Angeles National Forest - Table Mountain Campground

Sitting at an elevation of 7,200 feet, the Table Mountain Campground is only three miles from Wrightwood and set among the Angeles National Forest. The hilly, oak and pine terrain of the campground sits between two large meadows and provides ample shade for warmer summer days. Open from late April to mid-November, reservations for the campground may be made up to six months in advance and must be done at least four days prior to arrival. All of the 115 sites, include a cooking grill and fire ring, are in close proximity to vault toilets and water spigots with potable water. Hiking enthusiasts will also find trailheads that start from the campground and cover over 50 miles.

Angeles National Forest - Table Mountain Campground
22223 Big Pines Highway
Wrightwood, CA 92397
(760)249-3526
fs.fed.us/r5/angeles/recreation/develop-camp-single.shtml

Angeles National Forest - Mountain Oak Campground

The Mountain Oak Campground is located just eight miles from Wrightwood, near Jackson Lake and stands at an elevation of 6,200 feet. Shaded by oak trees and sugar pines, each of the 17 campsites also include bear boxes, fire rings and flush toilets within close proximity to the site. Open seasonally from April through mid-November, reservations for this campground may be made up to six months in advance and must be made at least four days prior to arrival. Some campsites are available first come first serve. Additional amenities include onsite potable water and firewood is available for purchase from the camp host. Campers may visit nearby Jackson Lake for fishing, swimming or canoeing opportunities.

Angeles National Forest - Mountain Oak Campground
22223 Big Pines Highway
Wrightwood CA 92397
(760)249-3526
fs.fed.us/r5/angeles/recreation/develop-camp-single.shtml

Angeles National Forest - Lake Campground

Located only 10 miles west of Wrightwood and adjacent to Jackson Lake, the Lake Campground sits at an elevation of 6,100 feet. Most of the campsites on this property are available on a first come first serve basis. All campsites provide seclusion and scattered oak trees for shade. Campground amenities include cooking grills, fire rings, restrooms with vault toilets and firewood is available for purchase from the camp host. Hikers will find miles of trails that start from the campground and meander high into the Angeles National Forest.

Angeles National Forest - Lake Campground
22223 Big Pines Hwy
Wrightwood, CA 92397
(760)249-3526
fs.fed.us/r5/angeles/recreation/develop-camp-single.shtml

Article Written By Patricia Poulin

Patricia Poulin is a freelance writer based out of the western slope of Colorado. Poulin's travels and insight have chronicled in print media resources, such as "Inside Outside" and "Breathe" magazine. She is also a regular contributor for other various publications including "USA Today." Poulin holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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