Barton Flats, Angelus Oaks, California
was nice as it was spacious, but the highway was about a quarter mile beyond the trees, keeping us from truly enjoying the sounds of the forest. I searched the dual loops several times for best and worst sites and determined that there really are no sites here that are better than others, with the exception of site 52 which is close to restrooms and the trash. Lots of little critters call this place home too; squirrels, chipmunks and blue jays were spotted repeatedly. All sites here are level and easy to back into. Friendly camp hosts came around to check us in and told us that this is referred to as the "side of the mountain no one knows about." A few hiking trails leave from camp. One, the Jenks Lake Trail, is clearly marked at the entrance of camp and will take you to beautiful Jenks Lake. Others crest the mountains to offer views of the surrounding areas. If you are a geocacher, several rarely visited caches are in the area to hunt down. Due to an elevation of nearly 7,000 feet, this campground closes in winter due to snow and freezing conditions.
Best Sites: All
Poor Sites: 52
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes (fee)