PYRAMID LAKE - LOS ALAMOS CAMPGROUND, CA

Los Alamos Campground is located 90 minutes from Los Angeles, offering a restful experience without the lengthy travel time. Guests enjoy the beauty of the nearby Pyramid Lake at the base of mountains, and the excitement of lake activities like jet skiing and wakeboarding. Water...
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Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • No RV hookups available
  • Boat trailers are allowed in a campsite, but are considered part of the two vehicle maximum.
  • Only one vehicle per campsite receives free day use. Other vehicles are subject to all applicable day use fees.
  • Quagga Muscle Inspections at Pyramid Lake:
    Please be aware that these inspections are taking place at the entrance to Pyramid Lake for all vessels not previously inspected. Be prepared for inspections and always arrive with your vessel CLEAN, DRAINED AND DRY of all water. For more information visit: www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/quaggamussel .
  • For more information on Angeles National Forest, click here
  • 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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** 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

Los Alamos Campground is located 90 minutes from Los Angeles, offering a restful experience without the lengthy travel time. Guests enjoy the beauty of the nearby Pyramid Lake at the base of mountains, and the excitement of lake activities like jet skiing and wakeboarding.

Water in Pyramid Lake takes a long journey from Plumas National Forest and Oroville Dam in northern California. An aqueduct carries the water down through the Tehachapi Mountains to its southern California resting point at Pyramid Lake.

Natural Features:

Campsites are set back away from Pyramid Lake in the hills above the Santa Clarita Valley. The campsites are mostly open, but some trees offer limited shade to campers in Loop 3.

Pyramid Lake spans 1,300 acres with 21 miles of shoreline. Pyramid Rock, the lake's namesake, is south of the lake's dam in Piru Gorge.

A diverse variety of animal life exists in Angeles National Forest. Birds and squirrels are commonly seen. Other wildlife includes bobcat, mountain lion, bear and Nelson bighorn sheep.

Recreation:

Visitors can view lovely wildflowers and watch for birds. Jogging, mountain biking and motorcycle riding are enjoyable activities in the area. Various festivals take place at the lake throughout the year.

Anglers can find striped, large, and smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, crappie and bluegill in Pyramid Lake. Boating and jet skiing are a big draw.

Facilities:

The campground offers 90 single family sites and 3 group campsites. Each group site fits 40 guests and 10 vehicles.

Volleyball courts are provided for extra camping entertainment and the area has flush toilets and fresh drinking water. Sites come with picnic tables and grills. Some parking aprons are paved, but most are sandy gravel.

A dump station is available and a camp general store is also on-site. Campers here have first priority to enter Pyramid Lake, but it is recommended they arrive in line at the marina no later than 6:15 a.m.

Nearby Attractions:

The Vista Del Lago Visitor Center offers sweeping views of Pyramid Lake on its wraparound viewing platform. It also provides a giant map room with intriguing facts about California's geology and water supply systems.

The Hungry Valley Off-Road State Vehicular Recreation Area is just minutes away, offering opportunities for off-road vehicle riding.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Aug 31 2014 - Thu Aug 27 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Aug 31 2014 - Fri Feb 27 2015

Reservations must be made 4 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 Tue Apr 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Non Peak Wed Oct 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • General Store
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paved Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Star Gazing
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Marina
  • Motorcycle Trails
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
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

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Standard Nonelectric sites cost $20/night for up to 6 people. There will be an additional fee of $5 per additional person.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
Non Peak Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Mar 31 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00

*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):
34.65, -118.76667
34°39'0"N, 118°46'0"W

From Valencia, California, drive 20 miles north on Interstate 5, then take the Smokey Bear exit west. Make a left on Pyramid Lake Road. Take a right at Hard Luck Road and continue 1.5 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

PYRAMID LAKE - LOS ALAMOS CAMPGROUND
P.O. Box 1018
Templeton  CA  93465

Phone Number:

Project Office: (805)434-1996