Chuchupate Campground

Templeton, CA
National Campground
  • RV Sites
  • Tent
  • Trailer/Towable


Nestled near the Tejon Pass, your escape from the city to this remote and beautiful high desert hide-away awaits. This perfectly primitive-style campground is a favorite “retreat from the heat.” Conveniently located, Chuchupate Campground is just minutes from Los Angeles. Ditch the cell phone and the laptop, and leave the grind behind. Following a serpentine ascent to Chuchupate, you will take in views of the Lockwood Valley; through the pines you can glimpse Frazier Mountain and the Tehachapi Mountains. This facility is currently under Fire Restriction from the USFS. Charcoal or wood fires are not permitted. Please bring a propane stove for cooking. Propane Fire Rings are also permitted. For further updates check our website at Camping fee includes 1 vehicle and 1 tent, trailer or RV site. $10 fee for each extra vehicle. No drinking water is available. Pets are allowed. No public showers in the region. Quiet hours are 10 p.m. – 8 a.m. This facility is “Pack it in. Pack it out.” Fireworks are prohibited at all times. At 6,300 ft. in elevation, the nights can be cold, even in summer. The paved road up to the campground is narrow (one lane only) in places and it is not recommended for long trailers or vehicles over 24 ft. in length. Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating. Be cautious of snakes in the area. Use a “walking stick” when hiking in this area. No cell service in or near this campground. Avoid hiking alone. Tell someone where you plan to go and then stick to your plans. Avoid unnecessary risk – help for emergencies is miles away. Carry a first aid kit and other safety gear with you. Bring gnat/mosquito repellent during spring/summer/fall. 2 night minimum stay on weekends. 3 night minimum stay on holidays.

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  • BBQ
  • Fire Pit
  • Picnic Table
  • Restroom

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Chuchupate Campground


PO Box 1018, Templeton, California, 93465