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Chilao Recreation Area

Angeles National Forest, 460 Oak Grove Dr., La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
+1 818-790-1151
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Camping and picnicking at Chiao is very special

Camping and picnicking at Chilao is very special. It includes a drive up the Angeles Crest Highway... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Cavydad
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Camarillo, California
Disappointing

We stopped at the Visitor Center while taking a scenic drive on Angeles Crest Highway (CA2). Chilao... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
CrankingChick
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Tucson, Arizona
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10 Dec 2017
“Camping and picnicking at Chiao is very special”
27 Jun 2017
“Disappointing”
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Angeles National Forest, 460 Oak Grove Dr., La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
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+1 818-790-1151
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Camping and picnicking at Chilao is very special. It includes a drive up the Angeles Crest Highway that curves its way by Red Box and Mount Wilson up to Chilao. There are many pine trees and manzanita bushes. Chance for snow in the winter.

1  Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

We stopped at the Visitor Center while taking a scenic drive on Angeles Crest Highway (CA2). Chilao is about 27 miles north of Flintridge, on the west side of the road. It was a Friday before Memorial Day in May, so traffic and visitation were...More

1  Thank CrankingChick
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Chilao is a stop on Angelus Crest in the Angelus national forest just north of La Canada Flintridge . It has facilities for overnight camping and day time picnics. There is a visitor center with friendly helpful staff .The restrooms are across the road in...More

3  Thank marktS5189DV
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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Went for fathers with gran children's Was so quite, clean Pristine, silent Very close to LA Impossible not to go Public restrooms can be improved

Thank Eduardo P
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

We were on our way to Newcomb's Ranch when it started to snow. We saw the sign for the Chilao Recreation Area and we pulled in. There is nature and there is nature that is so beautiful that you think you are in a dream....More

1  Thank David_DeMulle
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We're an avid hiker family, the family dog being the most energetic. 6.23.13 - on our first hike up Horse flat Campground, my dog suddenly reared up on his hind legs and hissed. He had startled a rattlesnake that was sunning itself on a boulder...More

Thank 3Kells
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Reviewed 25 August 2012 via mobile

Great for picnics, family reunions & camping. Much of this has been updated & rebuilt & cleaned up the big forest fire three years ago. a short drive up Angeles Crest Highway from Greater LA...and close to Mt Wilson Observatory. My favorite place for dark-night...More

3  Thank jg3arrow
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

The best thing about the Chilao Campgrounds is that they are first come first serve, which means, when you suddenly decide to go camping in southern california, you can actually get a spot! Anyone who's been camping in Southern California knows that it is almost...More

5  Thank Iplish
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