Deer Flat Group Campground

Crystal Lake Recreation Area, San Gabriel Mountains

San Gabriel + San Bernardino Mountains, California

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Deer Flat Group Campground

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  • View south from Deer Flat Group Campground to the Crystal Lake Recreation Area and North Crystal Lake Road.- Deer Flat Group Campground
  • View north looking up at Windy Gap.- Deer Flat Group Campground
  • View of San Gabriel Canyon from Deer Flat Group Campground.- Deer Flat Group Campground
  • Deer Flat Group Campground.- Deer Flat Group Campground
  • Typical campsite at Deer Flat Group Campground.- Deer Flat Group Campground
  • Vault toilet facility at Deer Flat Group Campground.- Deer Flat Group Campground
  • Typical campsite at Deer Flat Group Campground.- Deer Flat Group Campground
  • Typical campsite at Deer Flat Group Campground.- Deer Flat Group Campground
  • Typical campsite at Deer Flat Group Campground.- Deer Flat Group Campground
  • Typical campsite at Deer Flat Group Campground.- Deer Flat Group Campground
  • Typical campsite at Deer Flat Group Campground.- Deer Flat Group Campground
  • Typical campsite at Deer Flat Group Campground.- Deer Flat Group Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Direct access to extensive hiking trail network. Large and private campsites.
Cons: 
No potable water.
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Alerts: 
Currently CLOSED. As of September 18, 2015 the campground has been closed due to maintenance budget shortfalls. Call Crystal Lake Resort at 626.910.1149 on weekends and 626.335.1251 on weekdays for details/updates.
Region:
San Gabriel + San Bernardino Mountains, CA
Managed by: 
Angeles National Forest
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
California Adventure Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Perched 600 feet above and 1.2 miles from the rest of the 171-site Crystal Lake Recreation Area Campground, Deer Flat Group Campground is ideally isolated and removed from the hustle of the rest of Crystal Lake Recreation Area.

Situated on a bluff adjacent to Sunset Ridge, Deer Flat Group Campground is composed of 10 large campsites, each appropriately constructed to handle parties of 10 to 15 people. From the campground there is easy access to numerous hiking and riding trails within the recreation area, including the most popular Windy Gap Trail and Mount Islip Summit Hike, both of which are accessible via the South Mount Hawkins Fire Road.

Note: Call Crystal Lake Resort at 626.910.1149 on weekends and 626.335.1251 on weekdays for seasonal open dates and details. Potable water is not available, and it is only seasonally available at Crystal Lake Recreation Area Campground, so be sure to pack in plenty of water.

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