Welcome to Sturtevant Camp

Picture the Sturtevant Camp ranger cabin with U.S. flag and sign welcoming visitors.

Established in 1893

Sturtevant Camp is located in the upper reaches of Big Santa Anita Canyon, in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. We are a hike-in camp dating back to the “Great Hiking Era”. The trail in is a four mile hike from the parking lot at Chantry Flat, north of the City of Sierra Madre, California.

The camp is open to the public and rental cabins are available from 1 to 42 people. Cabin rates are $40 – $45 per person, per night. Your group can have exclusive use of the camp with a reservation of 30 or more guests.

For your trip to this rustic location, the friendly donkeys of Adams’ Pack Station will take your personal items and food for a mere 50¢ per pound. Indicate that you want packing when filling out the reservation form. Read the Packing Services page for more info.

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Amenities

Retreat Cottage Sitting & Dining Room

Retreat Cottage Sitting
& Dining Room

Lodging consists of four roomy guest cabins, each sleeping eight, the cozy Honeymoon Cottage, and the homelike, self-contained Retreat Cabin. All cabins include mattresses, bedding, blankets, and pillows. In cool weather, cabins are warmed by propane wall heaters. The bath house, separated for men and women, has flush toilets and hot showers.

Common facilities include a spacious dining hall, an industrial kitchen and a game room with fireplace and piano. We also have an outdoor chapel/gallery for presentations, entertainment and spiritual services.

Keep in mind that the Camp is a step back in time. Although there are electric lights in the evening, the Camp is otherwise unwired. No electric outlets, no wi-fi, no cell phone access. Please be prepared to be off the grid for your stay. You will find that it is quite relaxing.

Read more: The Cabins • Sturtevant LodgeFireplace RoomCamp Kitchen

Activities

Riding the Zip Line

Riding the Zip Line

Activities at Sturtevant Camp includes volleyball, badminton, ping-pong, shuffleboard, horseshoes, croquet, zip line, big swing, games, self-guided nature walk and, of course, splashing in the creek. The natural surroundings provide many sightseeing opportunities: the big spruce trees, ferns, chapparal and wildflowers. There are dozens of bird species to spot and vistas to enjoy by hiking to Mt. Wilson or Newcomb Saddle.

Read more: Camp ActivitiesChapel/GalleryCanyon Trails

Tour Sturtevant Camp

360 degree views: Camp SettingSturtevant Lodge

If you have any questions that do not seem to be answered by the various website pages, please contact Deb Burgess at 626.447.7356 or dburgess@sturtevantcamp.com.  Thank you.