Coulter Group Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Open April 1st through November 15th, snow and weather permitting, Coulter Campground is located off State Highway 2 between the little pines and Manzanita Loops of Chilao Campground, 26 miles north of the 210 Freeway in La Canada. The campground is at an elevation of 5,300 feet amid Coulter Pines, Scrub Oaks, and Manzanita. It will accommodate group up to 50 campers. There are 4 tables, vault toilet, group fire ring, and a water faucet.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Restroom
  • Bike Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Drinking Water
  • Dumpster
  • Fire Rings
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Camping Facility
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Group Fire Ring
  • Group Grill
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horse Trail
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Center
  • Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Tables
  • Trailer Parking
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitors Center
  • Water
  • Water Faucets
Within 10 Miles
  • Cafe
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Nature Trails
  • Restaurants


Peak Season
Apr 01 2010 -
Nov 14 2010
Peak Season
Apr 01 2011 -
Nov 14 2011

Alerts and Important Information The Angeles Crest Highway, State 2, is washed out and closed between La Canada 14 miles east to Redbox Saddle. Access to Bandido and Coulter Group Campgrounds from the Los Angeles side of the mountains- drive I-210 to Sunland Blvd exit east towards the mountains to Oro Vista (7-11) turn left and go downhill 3/4 mile the road turns into Big Tujunga Canyon Road. Follow Big Tujunga Canyon Road 12 1/2 miles to the Angeles Forest Highway, turn left towards Palmdale 4 3/4 mile. Turn right onto Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road and go 9.1 miles to the Angeles Crest Highway, turn left and go 7.0 miles to Chilao for Coulter Group and 10.1 miles to the Santa Clara Divide Road to Bandido Group. It is unknown how long this detour will last. Reservations are available 360 days in advance. Reservations must be made at least 4 day in advance. Bears are frequent visitors. All food must be stored properly. No live music or sound systems

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Coulter Group
Campground Phone: 818-899-1900
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Pasadena, CA

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More About Coulter Group Campground

Coulter Group is a campground located in Pasadena, California. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -118.0178 latitude, and -118.0178 longitude into your GPS device.

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