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Location DB > United States > California > Angeles National Forest > Campground Community
Campground Community
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created by big dave on 1/16/2009 3:52 AM
last modified by big dave on 12/25/2014 3:26 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Fast flowing river crossings, rocks, snakes, rodents...
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information

Angeles National Forest, California
United States
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  •  Interesting Features

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1862
    Closed: 2005
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • rope
  • breathing mask
  • binoculars
  • gloves
  • head protection
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Originally a gold mining community established in 1862. The camp was founded in 1896 and quickly became the largest and most famous resort in the canyon. Guests arrived by a four-horse stagecoach after a 12 mile trip up the canyon, which required 40+ river crossings. In 1925 the canyon road was paved, making the trip too easy and the resort less romantic, and the resort declined.

    January / February 2005 flooding devastated this once striving campground and community and wiped it out to its rocky bones. After two previous storms saturated the local mountains, a third massive storm hit a deadly third strike on January 9th, 2005, causing the worse flooding in recent history... and more storms kept rolling through.

    The camp area of the canyon lies upon a major earthquake fault; coupled with periodic forest fires, steep neighboring slopes and landslide potential, the area is a fascinating geologic site.

    The property has been reportedly sold to speculating investors who later discovered that the property was impractical to build upon. Meanwhile, the camp is boarded-up and closed.
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    January Hike
    Fri, Jan 16th, 2009
    posted by big dave
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    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 9 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 12/26/2014 4:17 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 26 14 at 4:17, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Dec 25 14 at 3:26, big dave changed the following: City, Latitude, Longitude, Publically Viewable, Status, Accessibility, Recommendation
  • on Dec 10 09 at 0:11, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Dec 9 09 at 21:18, robk700 changed the following: City
  • on Jan 16 09 at 12:05, RailGuy88 validated this location
  • on Jan 16 09 at 8:14, big dave updated the main picture
  • on Jan 16 09 at 8:08, big dave updated the main picture
  • on Jan 16 09 at 5:18, Aleksandar created a new gallery
  • on Jan 16 09 at 4:32, big dave changed the following: Display Name
  • on Jan 16 09 at 4:32, big dave updated the main picture
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