Acton Conservation Camp #11

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Camp Details

Contact Info

  • 8800 Soledad Canyon Road, Acton, CA 93510
  • (661) 268-0113

CDCR Camp Staff

  • Lt. Foote, Camp Commander
  • Vacant, Assistant Camp Commander

2021 Camp Statistics

  • CDCR Staff: 8
  • Total number of inmates: 44
  • Total inmate capacity: 90

Community Service Projects

  • Trail Maintenance/Hazard Reductions (U.S. Forest Service, State & County Parks/Facilities)
  • Site Beautifications (Palmdale High School Baseball/Softball Facilities, U.S. Forest Service, State and County Parks/Facilities)
  • Completed Museum for Leona Valley Historical Society

Camp History

Located in Los Angeles County and part of the Angeles National Forest, Acton Conservation Camp #11 was originally utilized as a “Road Camp” where workers lived during their construction of the 14 Freeway. The camp was later occupied by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and used to house county inmates.

In the early 1970s, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD) moved into the camp, which was known as “Camp 1” at that time. Camp 1 was used to house and train non-incarcerated Fire Control Laborers with four hand crews and one heli tack crew. The crews responded to wild land/brush fires until the early 1980s when a new agreement with CDCR was reached.

Since then, Acton Conservation Camp #11 has been a cooperative partnership between LACFD and CDCR. Camp 11 has proudly served the citizens of Los Angeles County and the State of California. The camp’s fire crews respond to wild land/brush fires and other natural disasters from the Mexico border in the south to the Oregon border in the north. Camp 11 is one of the busiest fire camps in the State, averaging over 500 fire responses per year.

Inmate Programs

  • Narcotics and Alcohol Anonymous meetings
  • Religious faith based services
  • Hobby Craft program
  • Visiting program
  • Canteen program
  • College and other educational correspondence services available