Mt. Pacifico Campground, Palmdale, CA

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Angeles National Forest

Angeles National Forest

Free Camping Near Palmdale, CA

Mt. Pacifico Campground is a free, developed campground offered by Angeles National Forest. It has eight (8) campsites with picnic tables, trash can, and vault toilet. It sits at the top of Mt. Pacifico at 7,100 feet overlooking the City of Palmdale to the north. It's a popular stop for hikers along Pacific Crest Trail and local mountain bikers.

Authority

Monument Office

Tel: (626) 335-1251

Official campground webpage

Particulars

GPS: 34.3825, -118.0342

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Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: Yes, Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass

Max stay: 14 days

Amenities: Picnic tables, trash can, vault toilet

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Camping at Mt. Pacifico Campground

Located near the western boundary of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, the campground is accessed from Palmdale by driving County Road N3 (Angeles Forest Hwy) to Pacifico Mountain Rd (the site of Mill Creek Picnic Area). The first 100-200 feet of Pacifico Mountain Rd is paved, but the rest of the way is firm-packed dirt-gravel, suitable for 2WD, however the last 1 to 2 miles to the campground is very rough, requiring high clearance, 4WD.

Interagency Pass (buy it online) or Adventure Pass (where to buy) required for vehicles parked at this campground.

Mt. Pacifico Campground is a popular destination for star gazers and seekers of amazing sunsets. The Pacific Crest Trail passes 1/2 mile north downslope of the campground.

Other Campsites Within 20 Miles Radius

Associated Documents

Angeles National Forest Order 05-01-22-09, Occupancy rules, maximum camping limits, (eff: December 16, 2022, term: December 15, 2024)
Motor Vehicle Use Map, Angeles National Forest, Back, Illustrates dispersed camping restrictions & OHV restrictions, (eff: January 1, 2019)
Motor Vehicle Use Map, Angeles National Forest, Front, Illustrates dispersed camping restrictions & OHV restrictions, (eff: January 1, 2019)

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