Mt. Pinos Campground, Frazier Park, California

About ninety miles North of Los Angeles in the Los Padres National Forest you will find Mt. Pinos in the small community of Frazier Park. The town of Frazier Park sits at an elevation around 4,600 feet, while the campground is at 7,300 feet. A winding drive from town up the slope of Mt. Pinos will take you past McGill Campground, then nearly to the summit where you will find Mt. Pinos Campground. The campground is small, with only 16 sites, mostly suited for small rigs less than 25 feet. Our site, #15, was one of the largest, but still required quite a few leveling blocks to get comfortable. All sites here, but especially the perimter sites, are spacious and have good privacy from your neighbors. A variety of pines sprinkle the campground and beautiful views are available from most sites. The interior roads are paved, as are site pads, but the road could use a repaving and is narrow. All site pads are unlevel. The campground is definitely primitive with no hookups, no water fill, no water spigots of any kind, no dump station and only one dumpster for trash. There are pit toilets for campers to use. Come prepared. There was a camphost who drove by each evening on a Vespa (I believe he came up from McGill Campground), but other than that, campers were on their own. There are picnic tables and fire pits at each site, but their are no firewood sales in camp. The campground website discourages vehicles over 22 feet in length due to the narrow, curvy turns in camp. The campground offers several hiking and mountain biking trails. There are also some geocaches within hiking distance. Although there are notices to keep food in bear-proof containers, we never saw any sign of wildlife other than some stellar jays and squirrels. It seems far to dry and no source of water nearby to support larger wildlife. McGill Campground further south is better suited for larger rigs. The campground is close in winter due to snow.

Best Sites: All
Poor Sites: None
Hookups: None
Potable Water: No
Dump Within Facility: No