LAGUNA CAMPGROUND

CLOSED December 9,2019 through March 31,2020 for campground improvements.


Sites: 104 (50 are first come, first served). 30 tent camping units, 2 vehicles; 43 units with paved spurs 30-39 feet, 21 units with paved spurs 40-49 feet, 9 units with paved spurs > 50 feet.

Season: Open year-round

Facilities: Potable water, 7 vault toilets, 2 flush toilet/shower buildings, 2 coin-operated showers

Hook-ups: No

RV dump location: Nearby Cuyamaca State Park has two campgrounds with self pay RV dump stations that are open to the public. You don't have to camp there but, a credit card is required to pay the fee.

Local phone # (760) 765-3023

Reservations: 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov

Fee: $26/night

Camp Host: Yes

Pets: Dogs OK if leashed (6 ft.), confined at night

Activities: Campfire programs, children’s activities and guided hikes in summer

Nearby trails: Big Laguna Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Lightning Ridge Trail.

 

Laguna 

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BURNT RANCHERIA CAMPGROUND

CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

Sites: 111 (50 are first come-first served). 40 sites with paved spurs 20-29 feet, designed for tent camping and 2 vehicles, 25 sites with paved spurs 30-39 feet, 24 sites with paved spurs 40-49 feet, 22 sites 50’+. Two are host sites, 6 are accessible sites.

Open: Seasonally, usually between Memorial Day and Labor Day

Facilities: Multiple flush toilets. Showers. Piped-in water at various locations. Firewood can be purchased from camp hosts

Hook-ups: No

RV dump location: Nearby Cuyamaca State Park has two campgrounds with self pay RV dump stations that are open to the public. You don't have to camp there but, a credit card is required to pay the fee.

Local phone # (760) 765-3023

Reservations:  1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov

Fee: $26/night

Camp Host: Yes

Pets: Dogs OK if leashed (6 ft.), confined at night

Group Camping: No

Activities: Campfire programs, children’s activities and guided hikes in summer

Nearby trails: Pacific Crest Trail, Desert View Interpretive Trail. Interpretive guides at the trailhead or available from the camp host.

Here at Laguna Mountain Volunteers Association, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in 2000, we have been determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to bring our team’s fresh ideas and passion to the range of activities we’re involved in. Through all of our endeavors we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs.

 

BURNT RANCHERIA

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EL PRADO GROUP CAMPGROUND

El Prado Group Campground is located within the Laguna Campground.

Sites: 5 individual group sites accommodating from 30-50 campers each

Open: Seasonally

Facilities: Vault toilets, picnic tables, drinking water, fire rings, accessible sites

Hook-ups: No

RV dump location: Nearby Cuyamaca State Park has two campgrounds with self pay RV dump stations that are open to the public. You don't have to camp there but, a credit card is required to pay the fee.

Local phone # (760) 765-3023

Reservations: 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov

Fees: $45-75 per night

Camp host: No

Pets: Dogs OK if leashed (6 ft.), confined at night

Activities: None

Nearby trails: Big Laguna Trail. Trail guides available at trailhead or Visitor Center

 

WOODED HILL GROUP CAMPGROUND

Reserved for groups with campers or RV’s

Sites: 21 RV sites, spur lengths vary from 27-40 feet

Open: Seasonally

Facilities: Picnic tables, council fire circle, vault toilets, water spigots

Hook-ups: No

RV dump location: Nearby Cuyamaca State Park has two campgrounds with self pay RV dump stations that are open to the public. You don't have to camp there but, a credit card is required to pay the fee.

Local phone # (760) 765-3023

Reservations: 1-877-444-6777 Lake Morena Village section of:  sanidumps.com where you can find the location of dump sites.6777 or www.recreation.gov

Fees: $114 per day, maximum stay 14 days

Camp host: No

Pets: Dogs OK if leashed (6 ft.), confined at night

Activities: None

Nearby trails: Wooded Hill Interpretive Trail. Trail guides available at trailhead or Visitor Center

 

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HORSE HEAVEN GROUP CAMPGROUND

Features: Reserved campground with large loops for equestrian and large group camping

Sites: 3 loops for group camping only

Open: Seasonally

Facilities: Picnic tables, fireplaces, vault toilets, and water

Hook-ups: No

RV dump location: Nearby Cuyamaca State Park has two campgrounds with self pay RV dump stations that are open to the public. You don't have to camp there but, a credit card is required to pay the fee.

Local phone # (760) 765-3023

Reservations: 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov

Fees: Lupine Loop: $60/night, up to 40 people, up to 10 vehicles. Hollyhock Loop: $105/night, up to 70 people, up to 12 vehicles. Buttercup Loop: $150/night, up to 100 people, up to 16 vehicles

Camp host: No

Pets: Dogs OK if leashed (6 ft.), confined at night

Activities: None

Nearby trails: Lightning Ridge Trail, Big Laguna Trail, Pacific Crest Trail (across the highway)

 

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CIBBETTS FLAT CAMPGROUND

Features: A secluded small campground near an intermittent stream at 4,100 feet elevation, outside the Recreation Area. Access is via Sunrise Highway on the mountain or Kitchen Creek Road off Interstate 8.

Sites: 25 campsites, each with a picnic table and fireplace, maximum of 8 people per site.

Facilities: Potable water, vault toilets

Hook-ups: No

RV dump station: Nearby Cuyamaca State Park has two campgrounds with self pay RV dump stations that are open to the public. You don't have to camp there but, a credit card is required to pay the fee.

Local phone # (760) 765-3023

Reservations: None. All first come-first served

Fees: $26-$28 per night, maximum stay 14 days

Camp host: No

Pets: Dogs OK if leashed (6 ft.), confined at night

Activities: Non

Nearby trails: Pacific Crest Trail

 

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BOULDER OAKS CAMPGROUND

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/cleveland/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=47412&actid=29

Features: Family and equestrian camping in open terrain with oak tree shade

Open: Closed March 1 to June 15 annually

Sites: 19 family campsites, 17 equestrian campsites

Facilities: Picnic tables, fireplaces, vault toilets, and water

Hook-ups: No

RV dump location: Nearby Cuyamaca State Park has two campgrounds with self pay RV dump stations that are open to the public. You don't have to camp there but, a credit card is required to pay the fee.

Local phone # (760) 765-3023

Reservations: (Only required for equestrian camping) 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov otherwise camping is first come, first served

Fees: $26-32 per night

Camp host: Part time

Pets: Dogs OK if leashed (6 ft.), confined at night

Activities: None

Nearby trails: Pacific Crest Trail

 

REMOTE CAMPING

Remote camping is only permitted outside of the Laguna Recreation Area (see Recreation Area Trail map for boundaries). A permit is required (free of charge) and can be obtained from a U.S. Forest Service Office or the Visitor Information Center (619-473-8547) at Mt. Laguna, or can be mailed by calling (619) 445-6235. Check permit for applicable regulations.  If you need a permit on a Friday, be sure to call the Visitor Center to make sure it is open.

Click here for more info on remote camping

Local favorites for remote camping are:

  • Kitchen Creek Road, beginning 1/4 mile S of Sunrise Highway

  • Check out: Timber’s Edge, Yellow Rose, Sheephead Road, Long Canyon, Fred Canyon, Troy Flat

  • La Posta Road (aka Thing Valley Road), beginning 1/2 mile S of Sunrise Highway, on E side of Road only. South of the junction with Morris Ranch Road, camping on both sides of the road.

  • Pine Creek Road, about 1 mile W of Sunrise Highway. No camping in Borrow Pit or Filaree Meadow. An Adventure Pass is required on Pine Creek Road, in addition to the remote camping permit.

Wood or charcoal fires are not permitted.

Portable liquid and solid fuel stoves OK.

Camp at least 100 feet from lakes, streams, springs, and meadows.

 

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