Snuggled close to the Tejon Pass, this dog-friendly campground is an ideal escape from the city. The remote and beautiful high desert retreat is just minutes from Los Angeles. You and your Fido will love this old-style campground which is a popular “retreat from the heat.” The hillside is dotted by wildflowers such as lupines, Indian paintbrush, and Matilija poppies in late spring. You will find plenty of shade provided by the hearty pinyon pines.
There are 29 campsites, single and spaced out, perfect for RVs under 24 feet and for tent camping. Picnic tables are provided and you can build a campfire only in the designated fire rings. With no onsite electricity or potable water, you should come prepared to be fully self-sustained. This includes packing poop bags for your doggo. There are 6 vault toilets at the campground. You can find a small market, pizza parlor, and a deli nearby at Cuddy Valley Road and Lockwood Valley Road’s intersection.
If you like the challenge, you can go up the Frazier Mountain Trail and enjoy panoramic views of Lockwood Valley and the high desert. You can also take a peek of the Tehachapi Mountains and Frazier Mountain. Beware that the hike’s lower portion is mostly exposed, so it can get a little too hot in the summer. The upper half is nicely shaded, though. Be wary of snakes and carry a walking stick. The campground also offers a dark sky, making it a popular spot for star gazing.
All of this natural beauty and cosmic wonder is complemented by the miles of OHV recreation the campground offers. You can also enjoy some biking, birding, and horse-back riding. Overall, it is an excellent place to mellow out, simply leaving the rat race behind for a while. You and Fido will be very comfortable in the solitude provided by the spacious campsites.