Twenty-five miles southeast of Palmdale and 35 miles north of San Fernando Valley, the Lightning Point Group Campground is situated in Angeles National Forest. At 6,200 feet, the campground is nestled in an array of pines and oaks. The campsite has decent facilities and offers a host of activities for relaxation and fun. And it's not just dog-friendly -- you can even bring your horse along!
Lightning Point campsite is the nature lover's delight. It is surrounded by a forest of Manzanita, scrub oaks at lower elevations, and Jeffrey pines at higher altitudes. Even in summer, the temperature stays in the low 80s and nights are cool.
The camp can accommodate up to 6 camper groups of up to 40 members each. Two of these six camping sites have been designed for horse camping, but you don’t need to have a horse to reserve these sites. There are large gathering areas with each site having its own table. Campfire circles and grills are provided. However, water isn’t available, so you need to bring your own.
As far as activities are concerned, campers will enjoy hiking on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which stretches all the way from Canada to Mexico. In addition, you can also enjoy bird-watching, and if you’re feeling adventurous, there’s a biking trail as well. The biggest attraction of Lightning Point is, of course, horse riding. If you are bringing a canine friend along, be sure to carry poop bags as well.
Driving to and from the Angeles National Forest is an experience in its own right. As you travel along the Angeles Crest Highway in your car, you will relish a scenic byway which includes everything from pine tree forests to high desert landscapes. All in all, Lightning Point campground is a great choice for vacationing with your family, your horse, and of course, Fido.