Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Camping At Table Mountain Campground, Wrightwood, CA

camping with sunnysimplelife.comToday I want to share one of our favorite southern California
campgrounds. We love camping at Table Mountain campground 
in Wrightwood, California.

An easy drive, just over an hour from Los Angeles county, this campground has wonderful views and large sites.

Wrightwood, southern California campground

Sitting 7000 feet above the desert and only little more than an hour from our house, we try to camp at Table Mountain campground twice a year. Cooler temperatures and nicely spaced wooded sites, make this a perfect Southern California summer campground. 

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Table Mountain Campground:

  • Open from April/May through November
  • Potable water
  • Pit Toilets (I don't use them but hubby and some of the kids do and say they are fine)
  • Fire pits
  • About one third of sites are reservable  and the rest are first come first serve. $20 per night at time of posting. Toll free 1-877-444-6777 
Jeffrey pines

Large Jeffrey pines give the forests that lovely vanilla smell from the trees. 

Things To Do:

  • Nearby you can visit the visitor's center which has some great displays kids love but it is open only Saturday and Sunday.
  • Hiking trails are all over this area of the Angeles National forest.
  • The town of Wrightwood has a good grocery store, restaurants, shops. We love the ice cream shop and I have heard one shop sells very good cinnamon rolls.
  • You can go ziplining at Big Pines Ziplines
  • Nearby Jackson Lake has fishing
  • Baden Powell trail and lookout

Wrightwood visitors center

We always stop at the lookout where you view our valley below and all the surrounding mountain peaks.

There is a great hiking trail that surrounds the campground and is a good workout. We lost weight even with eating all the yummy camping food.

Mount Baden Powell

Tugg and Luna, the rescue pups, went on their inaugural camping trip. They loved it and wanted to go on many walks. Here they are in their Gooby dog sweaters with our oldest by the campfire. These easy to pull on dog sweaters have a built in leash hook. I love them and they wash up so nice. They have two sets now.

dogs camping

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  1. Oh, the memories this post brought back. During my college years I was a camp counselor in the mountains near Big Bear, but my summer after graduating I was a camp director at a camp in Wrightwood. I got to know those mountains well and loved the experience.

  2. Looks beautiful Elaine! I love Wrightwood. It is only about 45 minutes from here. I will have to put this place on our list!
    Have you ever gone to Dogwood?
    xo Kris

  3. How fun to have this great camp ground so close by. Looks like all are having a good time.

  4. Bonjour,

    Un camping presque sauvage !... Le site est absolument magnifique ! Je suis sous le charme.
    J'imagine les belles promenades que vous avez dû faire.
    Le bonheur des toutous également !

    Gros bisous 🌺

  5. Looks like a beautiful place to spend some quality family time.

  6. Your dogs are so cute. I love Wrightwood, too. It's so quaint. The mountains are so healing.