Jackson Flats

Angeles National Forest

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Located in the Angeles National Forest, Jackson Flats is a peaceful camping facility close to Los Angeles. It offers trails for hiking, biking and connecting to the Pacific Crest Trail, as well as picnic tables, campfire circles, and grills. In the forest, visitors can find endangered California condors, migratory birds, and other local wildlife. Nearby attractions include the Angeles Crest Highway and the ski resort town of Wrightwood.


Jackson Flats is a group camping facility located next to beautiful Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, which holds numerous nature programs, hikes and activities on Saturdays during the summer. The peaceful setting, in the Angeles National Forest, is a short drive northeast of the bustling Los Angeles metropolitan area.


Campers can enjoy hiking, biking and relaxing in the shade. A few short trails loop around the campground and a connector trail leads to the Pacific Crest Trail. The trail stretches from Mexico through California, Oregon and Washington.

Additionally, the Angeles National Forest boasts 557 miles of hiking and equestrian trails. All trails, excluding the Pacific Crest Trail, allow mountain biking as well.


Each tent-only site is located about 600 feet from the centrally-located parking area near the campground entrance. Campers may drive into the campsites only to unload/load their gear to their site. Vehicles may not park in campsites.

Each site is equipped with large picnic tables, a campfire circle, grills and bear-proof food storage lockers. There is no drinking water on site. Please bring all the drinking water you will need for your stay.

Natural Features

At an elevation 7,500 feet, Jackson Flats sits in grassy spaces among groves of pine and fir trees, with average summer daytime temperatures in the low 80s. Nights are cool.

In Angeles National Forest, vegetation ranges from chaparral and oak at lower elevations to pine forests at higher altitudes. Elevations range from 1,200 to 10,000 feet.

The endangered California condor inhabits the forest. The Least Bells vireo and the Southwestern Willow flycatcher are two migratory birds that visitors enjoy spotting in the area. Other local inhabitants include the Arroyo toad, mountain yellow-legged frog, the mountain lion and the two-striped garter snake.

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.
  •     The ski resort town of Wrightwood is very close by. Restaurants and a disc golf course can be found at the North Resort. 
  •     Take a hike on the Blue Ridge Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail is an impressive path that starts in Mexico and zigzags its way through Angeles and continues north across California, Oregon and Washington.
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