Crystal Lake is open, however, campsites are no longer available for reservation on Recreation.gov. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Located near the lake at the Crystal Lake Recreation Area and San Gabriel Canyon at an elevation of 5,600 feet. The climate is nice. Areas for tents are provided. Motorized boats are not allowed on the lake. Recreation.gov no longer is accepting reservations for this facility. This campground is now open on a first-come, first-served basis. No refunds are given for bad weather. If you are looking for a group site please check for Crystal Lake Deer Flats Group. This is bear country and no refunds will be given for bear encounters. Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.