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Camping in SoCal????

looking for a relaxing way to spend a day or a weekend in socal. Head up to Crystal Lake in the San... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Matt C
Long Beach, California
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Best motorcycle ride

If you want to have a great motorcycle ride go to crystal lake. The road there is just great to... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2016
Mike R
Indio, California
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21 Jul 2018
“Camping Without Worries”
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“Great Camping location”
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

looking for a relaxing way to spend a day or a weekend in socal. Head up to Crystal Lake in the San Gabriel mountains. Just about an hour drive outside of the city, and you're trasported into another, more peaceful world to unwind with nature....More

2  Thank Matt C
Reviewed 4 February 2016

If you want to have a great motorcycle ride go to crystal lake. The road there is just great to ride. .When you get there some times the little cafe might be open if so try there chili very good. as FAR AS A LAKE...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We came to Crystal Lake via the Lake road…so much fun to drive and so beautiful. The café has a standard menu of breakfast and lunch items. My burger and fries were simply okay. Inside the café is sorta a general store. Owner and family...More

1  Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Beautiful, peaceful location. Nice place to just kick back. Wonderful view.Not far from the Super 8 motel. Good location for a picnic.

Thank lulubruin08
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Love going here. If you visit, make sure to stop at the cafe, and get some banana nut bread! Great for an easy snow trips, too bad the lake is in such disrepair. But, don't let that deter you.

1  Thank FatallyLost
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We have enjoyed going to Crystal Lake in the San Gabriel Mountains many times. The most recent time we enjoyed a picnic lunch and a hike. Its a nice one to do if staying in the San Gabriel Valley area of LA. Note: There is...More

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 26 July 2014

The road no longer goes through to Angeles Crest highway but the dead end trip is well worth it for motorcycle enthuisiasts. Lots of twisties and elevation changes. The scenery is very nice with a tranquil lunch spot in the middle of nowhere. October 2011.

Thank ocjohnyb
Reviewed 8 January 2014

At this time of year the campsite was empty. The surrounding woodland and hills provide a spectacular backdrop to a very quiet and nature filled 3 nights. Squirrels throwing acorns, deer roaming freely around the area and, one evening, a young bear rummaging through cafe...More

3  Thank SquishyGeorge
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Crystal Lake is the ONLY Naturally Occurring Lake in all the San Gabriel Mountains. It is fed solely from ground water and ice/snow melt. It has been shrunken and choked from ashes of recent fires but it is making a come-back. And there are still...More

4  Thank Bentheredunthat
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Ricky H
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Does Azusa river have any running water at the time?