MOUNTAIN OAK, CA

Escape to Mountain Oak Campground in the Angeles National Forest for a restful, refreshing getaway from city life. Just northwest of the Los Angeles metro area, Mountain Oak provides a scenic and relaxing destination for camping, hiking, picnicking and wildlife viewing. The campground...
Status: Open through Sun Nov 02 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • It is advised that transportation remain on-site with your group in case of emergency evacuations.
  • Fire restrictions may be enforced due to dry conditions; call (661) 296-9710 for fire hazard status
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • Limit 2 vehicles per campsite; extra vehicles will be charged a fee
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites
  • Click here for more information about Angeles National Forest
Please only call the office during the hours of 7am-10pm
  • 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.
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AREA MOUNTAIN OAK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 38 Back-In
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AREA MOUNTAIN OAK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 27 Back-In
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AREA MOUNTAIN OAK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 24 Back-In
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AREA MOUNTAIN OAK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 24 Back-In
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AREA MOUNTAIN OAK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 26 Back-In
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AREA MOUNTAIN OAK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 26 Back-In
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Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 8 30 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Escape to Mountain Oak Campground in the Angeles National Forest for a restful, refreshing getaway from city life. Just northwest of the Los Angeles metro area, Mountain Oak provides a scenic and relaxing destination for camping, hiking, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

The campground is also near Jackson Lake for easy access to fishing, canoeing and swimming.

Natural Features:

At an elevation of 6,400 feet, Mountain Oak is shaded by oak, ponderosa and sugar pines in the Angeles National Forest. This forest, spanning across most of the San Gabriel Mountains, provides a striking backdrop for the Los Angeles area.

Jackson Lake spans just 3 acres and lies in the San Gabriel Mountains. Formed by the San Andreas fault, the lake is primarily fed by snow runoff from the mountains and is hugged by grass and sand beaches. The lake is ideal for listening to nature's soundtrack, complete with sounds of birds singing and leaves rustling in mountain breezes.

A diverse variety of animal life exists in Angeles National Forest, such as bobcat, mountain lion, bear and Nelson bighorn sheep. Many species of birds and smaller animals also inhabit the forest.

Recreation:

Swim or canoe in the refreshing waters of Jackson Lake, the only lake near Wrightwood. The lake is stocked with trout and bluegills. Powerboating is not permitted in the lake, so the setting is peaceful and quiet.

Hikers can find trails near the campground.

Facilities:

The single-loop campground provides lots of shade from towering trees but minimal privacy from neighboring campgrounds. Ground cover is mostly pine needles and leaves.

Bear-proof food containers are provided at each campground and amenities include picnic table, grills and flush toilets. Drinking water is also available.

A camp host is on-site, offering firewood for sale.

Nearby Attractions:

The Angeles Crest Highway, part of California State Route 2, is a scenic byway that meanders through oak thickets, chaparral, high desert landscapes and pine tree forests.

Booking Window
Thu Sep 04 2014 - Mon Mar 02 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 09 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
Walk In Mon Oct 27 2014 Sun Nov 02 2014
Peak Fri May 08 2015 Sun Oct 25 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Beach
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • Scenic Drive
  • Swimming
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 09 2014 -
Oct 26 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Walk In Season
Oct 27 2014 -
Nov 02 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Peak Season
May 08 2015 -
Oct 25 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.39472, -117.72944
34°23'41"N, 117°43'46"W

From Wrightwood, CA, take State Rt. 2 west 2.4 miles to Palmdale/Jackson Lake sign (County Rt. N4/Pines Highway). Turn right onto Rt. N4 and go 3.1 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

MOUNTAIN OAK
22223 BIG PINES HWY, N4
WRIGHTWOOD  CA  92397

Phone Number:

Information:  (760)249-3526