Chantry Flat Picnic Area

Chantry Flat was officially designated a picnic area in 1958. Prior to that, the area above the parking lots was a public campground built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Renovation and expansion of the picnic facilities started in late 2004. The project was delayed by road washouts following the 2005 rain storms. It was was …

Hoegee’s Campground

Hoegee’s is 2.5 miles from Chantry Flat by way of the Lower Winter Creek Trail, 3 miles by the Upper Trail. The site is named for Hoegee’s resort which stood just upstream. The concrete foundation in the center of the campground was a private cabin which burned down decades ago. This facility has 15 campsites, …

Spruce Grove Campground

Named for the old stands of Big-cone Spruce in the area, Spruce Grove is nearly 4 miles from Chantry. It has 7 sites w/ tables, fire rings and wood-burning stoves. 1 men’s toilets, 1 women’s, pack out your garbage. Shady year round with perennial water. It is illegal to take wood and water from the nearby …

Cascade Picnic Area

This site is typically treated as a rest stop on on the way to Spruce Grove, Sturtevant Camp or points beyond, but it is officially listed as a picnic area on the Forest Service website. It has one toilet, no garbage service. If you can ignore the looming check dam this a beautiful location when …

Newcomb Pass Picnic Area

Newcomb Pass Picnic Area is not officially recognized by the Forest Service. This site is mostly used as a rest stop on the Gabrielino Trail, but the mysterious two tables make a nice destination spot. There is a short spur of the Rincon-Red Box Road that leads you to Newcomb Saddle with views of the …

Chantry Flat Fire Station

Former Home of Engine 17 You will notice at Chantry Flat several official-looking block buildings. These were built in 1958, the same year the picnic area was built and construction of the check dams began. For many years the complex operated as the station for Angeles National Forest fire engine crew 17, and briefly engine …

Other Canyon Infrastructure

Santa Anita Dam The Los Angeles County Public Works Department, Flood Control District, has made the largest impact on Big Santa Anita Canyon. On your way up the road to Chantry Flat you can’t help but notice Santa Anita Dam. It was completed in 1927 to store municipal water and to hold debris that might …