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Charlton Flat is a day-use and picnic destination located to northeast face of Vetter Mountain, about 40 minutes drive from the Interstate 210. The picnic area had about 185 tables and stoves and at one time there was piped water.
Note: Charlton Flats has been closed for several years (last verified as closed 12/3/2006) due to erosion problems, overuse, and recent bark beetle tree thining operations. There is parking available before the closed gate, so the trails are still accessible, but don't count on any services.
The original name of the area was Pine Flat when it was renamed to Charlton Flat in honor of the "new" forest service's first Forest Supervisor, Mr. R.H. Charlton. Mr. Charlton served as the Angeles National Forest Supervisor from 1905-1925 (20 years).