Crystal Lake Campground and Camping

Fishing Hot Spots near Crystal Lake Campground

  "Mostly small panfish around the shoreline..." Lake Evans

  "I do all my fishing for bass with drop shot with rowbo worms (set up) 10 lbs brade little $#%!..." Legg Lake

  "fished for trout but there isnt anything there..." Coldbrook Creek

About the Campground

THE NRRS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR THIS FACILITY Located near the lake at the Crystal Lake Recreation Area and San Gabriel Canyon at an elevation of 5,600 feet. The climate is nice. Areas for tents are provided. Motorized boats are not allowed on the lake. Some sites are available on a first come, first serve basis. Firewood is sold at the campground.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Bike Trail
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilet
  • Hiking Trail
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicing
  • Table


Peak Season
Apr 28 2010 -
Dec 23 2010
Peak Season
Apr 28 2011 -
Dec 23 2011

Alerts and Important Information THE NRRS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR THIS FACILITY This Campground is closed until further notice due to fire damage. Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. This campground requires a 2 day minimum stay on weekends. An additional fee will be collected on-site for extra vehicles. No entrance after 10 pm. Gate is locked. No refunds are given for BAD WEATHER. If you are looking for a group site please ask for Crystal Lake Deer Flats Group. This is bear country and no refunds will be given for bear encounters. This campground closed in 2004 until further notice due to fire damage.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 17 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Crystal Lake
Campground Phone: 626-335-1251
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Highway 39
Pomona, CA

1 Campground Reviews for Crystal Lake - Pomona, CA

flyfishing for bass along shoreline of Crystal lake up the west branch or San Gabriel River in Azusa Canyon, CA.


I have flyfished this little pond with nymphs & small Lefty-style deceiver streamers with size 10-14 hooks - so small bass, yeah. My son did his Eagle Scout project repairing and updating the camp sites here a several years ago so it was nice to see the pond again - but the water level was low and lake neglected with weeds and debris. Sad to see the first-hand affects of budget cuts to our very many government services that serve so many of us in the public.

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More About Crystal Lake Campground

Crystal Lake is a campground located in Pomona, 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 -117.8372 latitude, and -117.8372 longitude into your GPS device.

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