Mt. Pinos Campground

Los Padres National Forest | Mt. Pinos, CA

Open May–November

Are you ready to be star-struck? Mt. Pinos Campground, with its dark skies and expansive views, is one of the best places for star gazing in all of California. Sure, on a clear day, you can see the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding mountain ranges. But when darkness falls, the diamond-studded twinkling sky will take your breath away. At 7,800 feet, Mount Pinos also offers great ways to spend the day. Hike the Mount Pinos Trail, or ride your bike to the top of Mount Pinos. Located about an hour from Los Angeles and 19 miles from Frazier Park, Mount Pinos, called “Iwihinmu” by the Native American Chumash people, was regarded as the center of the world, the place where all things were balanced. After you’ve taken in Mount Pinos’s stars and surrounding beauty, you’ll feel balanced, too.


• 19 tent and RV sites (up to 22 ft., no hookups)
• Picnic tables, campfire ring/grills, vault toilets
• Hiking and mountain biking trails

Note: There is no drinking water available at the campground.


Spring, Summer, Fall