Field trips of our chapter

Friday-to-Sunday, July 12-14, 2019: Camping weekend at Crystal Lake: This year's camping weekend is in the planning stages. The location will be Crystal Lake Campground, the same as last year. This event is hosted by our chapter in conjunction with the South Coast, Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains, and Bryophyte chapters of the CNPS. As we did last year, you make your own camping arrangements and the CNPS chapters offer the activities. You can join us for the full weekend or just for the day or for any one activity.

Activities will include various plant walks, botany hikes, and activities for kids and adults, including for mobility impaired folks.

The campground is operated by the Angeles Natoinal Forest, and is on Highway 39, 25 miles north of Azusa. Although there are plenty of camp sites, they are allocated on a first come, first serve basis, which means you may need to arrive early Friday to secure a spot. The camp site fee per night is $12, which accommodates up to 8 people. A few nearby cabins are available from a private vendor, and need to be reserved well ahead. Bring your own food. A small cafe and store has prepared food and camping basics.

Please watch this space for more details as they necome available, including how to register for the event. Click here to download a draft activities schedule. For more information, contact Gabi McLean at