Oak Flat Campground, Castaic, CA

Los Angeles Gateway District, Angeles National Forest

Angeles National Forest

Free Camping Near Lake Castaic, CA

This is a free, developed campground offered by Angeles National Forest, located close to I-5 freeway, about 15 miles north of the town of Castaic. There are 20 campsites with picnic tables and campfire rings, vault toilets. It's a highly popular campground that fills up fast on weekends.


District Office

Tel: (818) 899-1900

Official campground webpage


GPS: 34.6003, -118.7220

Elevation: 2,772 feet

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: Yes, Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass

Max stay: 14 days

Amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, trash cans

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Camping at Oak Flat Campground

Oak Flat Campground is located on the north west side of the forest with easy access off the I-5 freeway. It’s a popular basecamp for folks hiking to Whitaker Peak, as well as for short drives to Piru Creek at Frenchmens Flat.

Access road is paved the entire way except for the campground itself which is hard-packed dirt and gravel. Campsites are small to medium in size, suitable for cars, vans, pickup truck campers, and small trailers no more than 22 feet in length. Most campers who come here in their cars and pitch tents. There are a lot of families with kids who come here.

A pass is required to camp here. You can get an Adventure Pass (see list of locations where to buy this), or buy the Interagency Pass online. Forest rangers will come by to check for passes.

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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