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CAMPGROUND NAME: Blue Jay

VISIT DATE: 12/16/1997

UPDATE DATE: 3/6/2014

STATE: California

REGION: Pacific Southwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Trabuco

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lake Elsinore

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Lake Elsinore, CA, take State Rt. 74 south 5.7 miles to 
Blue Jay campground sign.  Turn right at sign and go 5.1 miles 
to campground on right.

NOTE: Although paved, after 4 miles, the access road narrows 
to a wide single-lane road.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 3,400 ft.

Campground is located in Santa Ana Mountain Range and is composed
of Live Oaks and Tahon (Hollywood shrubs).  Understory is dense
in places.  Bird watching in and from this campground is
considered excellent, especially during February and March.  The
endangered Arroya Toad can be seen in the campground.  State Rt.
74 has some excellent vistas of the mountains.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

Comments:
Camp sites 39 through 50 closed during winter - open Memorial Day 
through November.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $20 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 19
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 31
   
   Total Sites: 50

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 50
No. Grilles on Sites: 50
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 1
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 49'

Comments:
The parking aprons are dirt and gravel.  An RV waste station with 
no potable water, is available for a fee, 3.8 miles north on State 
Rt. 74 at Ortega Oaks RV Park.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots: 10
  No. Threaded: 7

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
San Juan Trail - 11.6 miles

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bobcat Meadows VISIT DATE: 12/23/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/6/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Descanso NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pine Valley RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Pine Valley, CA, take Interstate 8 east 6.3 miles to "Buckman Springs" exit. At end of off ramp, turn right and go 0.1 miles to stop sign. Continue straight onto Buckman Springs Rd. and go 3.3 miles to Corral Canyon Off Road Vehicle Area sign (Corral Canyon Rd. - Forest Rt. 17S04). Turn right onto Corral Canyon Rd. and go 5.9 miles to "Y" intersection (Four Corners Trail head sign). Bear left onto Skye Valley Rd. and go 1.9 to campground. NOTE: After 3 miles, Corral Canyon Rd. becomes single lane with few turnouts. The road is also winding with low overhanging branches, rock slides and at least one low-water crossing bridge. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,800 ft. Campground is situated in a dell, shaded by Live Oaks. It is adjacent to the Corral Canyon Open ORV Area. At time of our visit, interior road was badly eroded. Campground is pack it in, pack it out. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED No charge, BUT an Adventure Pass, American the Beautiful, Golden Age, or Golden Access passes is required and must be displayed. NOTE: Call 909-382-2622, 2623, 2621 or go to www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino/ap/ for information and purchasing of the Adventure Pass. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 0 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 36' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. There are low overhanging branches in the campground. There is waste station at Buckman Springs Rest Area off Interstate 8 at Buckman Springs exit - no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Corral Canyon Open ORV Area (dirt bike, ATV or 4-wheel drive) - has about 11 trails for up to 20 miles. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Boulder Oaks VISIT DATE: 12/23/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/6/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Descanso NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pine Valley RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Pine Valley, CA, take Interstate 8 east 6.3 miles to "Buckman Springs" exit. At end of ramp, turn right and go 0.1 miles to stop sign. Turn left at sign onto Old Highway 80 and go 2.2 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,300 ft. NOTE: Reservations are required for equestrian campsites and only they can be reserved. Campground is composed of two loops - one for equestrian and the other for family campers. The equestrian loop has a corral at each site. The vegetation is dominated by Live Oaks, Manzanita and Sage. Interior road is dirt and was somewhat eroded at time of our visit. All pull throughs are located in the equestrian loop. Reservations can be made for equestrian loop only. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 to $32 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 33 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 29 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 12 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 49' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. There is waste station at Buckman Springs Rest Area off Interstate 8 at Buckman Springs exit - no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 9 No. Threaded: 2 Comments: Wheelchair friendly toilet located in family loop. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Pacific Coast Trail (PCT) - 37 miles (through the Ranger District) Foot and horse (in sections). Check with Ranger District. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Burnt Rancheria VISIT DATE: 12/30/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/6/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Descanso NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pine Valley RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Pine Valley, CA, take Interstate 8 east 1.1 miles to Sunrise Highway Scenic Byway (S1) exit. Bear right onto the exit and at the stop sign, turn left onto the Sunrise Highway Scenic Byway (S1). Go 9.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,500 ft. Campground is one of two campgrounds in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. It is comprised of six loops: Lilac, Yucca, Pinyon, Mahogany, Redberry and Cherry. Located in the Laguna Mountains, the campground enjoys cool summer temperatures in lots of mature pines and Oaks. There is amphitheater with interpretive programs during the summer. At the entrance to the campground, an old "country-style" Catholic church (Our Lady of the Pines) is nestled in the pines. Services are held during the summer. The campground gets its name from an incident that occurred on the property in 1885 when the US Calvary burned a rancheria belonging to the Cuyapipe Indians. Take a hike along the Desert View Nature Trail at sunrise; it is delightful. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 30 through October 24 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 11 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 97 Total Sites: 108 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 108 No. Grilles on Sites: 108 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11.5' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. There is waste station at Buckman Springs Rest Area off Interstate 8 at Buckman Springs exit - no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 21 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING There are 12 trails within the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area that include foot, horse and mountain bike - one is the Pacific Crest Trail. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cibbets Flat VISIT DATE: 12/23/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/6/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Descanso NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pine Valley RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Pine Valley, CA, take Interstate 8 east 9.2 miles to Cameron Station exit. At end of exit ramp, turn left onto Kitchen Creek Rd. and go 4.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,100 ft. Campground is comprised of large Live Oaks with grassy understory. It has a nice blend of open and shaded areas. Some sites are located along a seasonal creek. The six walk-in tent sites share five water spigots. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 to $28 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 7 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 23 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. There is waste station at Buckman Springs Rest Area, located 3 miles north on Interstate 8 (Buckman Springs exit) - no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 11 No. Threaded: 5 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Corral Canyon VISIT DATE: 12/23/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/6/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Descanso NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pine Valley RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Pine Valley, CA, take Interstate 8 east 6.3 miles to "Buckman Springs" exit. At end of off ramp, turn right and go 0.1 miles to stop sign. Continue straight onto Buckman Springs Rd. and go 3.3 miles to Corral Canyon Off Road Vehicle Area sign (Corral Canyon Rd. - Forest Rt. 17S04). Turn right onto Corral Canyon Rd. and go 5.9 miles to "Y" intersection (Four Corners Trail head sign). Bear right and go 1.4 miles to campground. NOTE: After 3 miles, Corral Canyon Rd. becomes single lane with few turnouts. The road is also winding with low overhanging branches, rock slides and at least one low-water crossing bridge. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,500 ft. Campground is situated in a dell, shaded by Live Oaks. It is adjacent to the Corral Canyon Open ORV Area. At time of our visit, interior road was badly eroded. Campground is pack it in, pack it out. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge, BUT an Adventure Pass, American the Beautiful, Golden Age, or Golden Access passes is required and must be displayed. NOTE: Call 909-382-2622, 2623, 2621 or go to www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino/ap/ for information and purchasing of the Adventure Pass. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 0 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11.5' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. There is waste station at Buckman Springs Rest Area off Interstate 8 at Buckman Springs exit - no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Corral Canyon Open ORV Area (motorcycle, ATV or 4-wheel drive) Gun Slinger - 2.5 miles Sidewinder - 0.9 miles Bronco Peak - 2.7 miles Wrangler - 3.9 miles Corral - 1.2 miles Greenhorn - 1.1 miles Bronco Flats - 0.8 miles Tombstone - 0.8 miles Sodbuster - 0.9 miles Wrangler Tie - 0.2 miles Bobcat - 1 mile FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Dripping Springs VISIT DATE: 12/20/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/11/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Palomar NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Temecula RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Temecula, CA, take State Rt. 79 south 10.6 miles to campground sign. At sign, turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,600 ft. Live Oaks and Sycamores provide most sites with filtered shade. Campsites 30 through 34 are designated equestrian only. Four single-horse corrals and one large corral are provided. The Campground is adjacent to the seasonal Arroyo Seco Creek and Agua Tibia Wilderness. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 33 Total Sites: 33 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 30 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 13 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 47' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 10 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Only wheelchair friendly toilet is located near site 34. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Dripping Springs Trail (foot only) - 6.8 miles Accesses Agua Tibia Wilderness and 25 miles of trails FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: El Cariso North VISIT DATE: 12/16/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/6/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Trabuco NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lake Elsinore RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lake Elsinore, CA, take State Rt. 74 south 5.9 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,600 ft. Campground is located in the Santa Ana Mountain Range and is comprised of Live Oaks, some Madrones, Coulter, other pines and California Scrub Oak. Understory is dirt. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 39' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Live Oak branches may impede high RVs. There is waste station 3.6 miles south of campground on State Rt. 74 at Ortega Oaks RV Park - fee $5, no potable water. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 7 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No Comments: The San Juan Trail is 3.6 miles south of campground on State Rt. 74. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fry Creek VISIT DATE: 12/29/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/6/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Palomar NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Santa Ysabel RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Santa Ysabel, CA, take State Rt. 79 north for 6.9 miles to State Rt. 76. Turn right onto Rt. 76 and go 4.6 miles to County Rt. S7. Turn right onto Rt. S7 and go 11.4 miles to County Rt. S6. Continue straight on Rt. S6 and go 2.5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,900 ft. Campground is heavily wooded with Live Oak, beautiful mature Cedars and (we think) large Douglas Firs and Spruce. Campground caters to tenters with most sites scattered and secluded under the pines. Forest Service does not recommend use of trailers in the campground. There are limited groceries in a general store at the intersection of County Rts. S7 and S6. County Rt. S7 has some excellent vistas. The Palomar Observatory is 2 miles further up County Rt. S6. There, one can enter the Observatory and view the active telescope. There is also a museum. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through November 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 20 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Some camp site will accommodate slide-in RVs. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 6 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Fry Creek Trail - (loop - foot only) - 1.75 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Indian Flats VISIT DATE: 12/29/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/11/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Palomar NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Warner Springs RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Warner Springs, CA, take State Rt. 79 north 1.6 miles to Lost Valley Rd. (Forest Rt. 9S05). Turn right onto Lost Valley Rd. and go 6.6 miles to campground. NOTE: Although paved, Lost Valley Rd. is single lane, winding (hairpin in places), rough road. There are also some significant dips. Between the hairpin turns and dips, road could be troublesome for some RVs. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,600 ft. Campground is located in a grove of tall Live Oaks, scrubby Ribbonwood and Manzanita. It is considered a high desert campground. There are unmarked trails and lots of rock formations to view and explore. The interior road has two significant dips that could be troublesome for some RVs. Campground and access to it are not RV friendly. Forest Service does not recommend trailers. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes NOTE: Maybe closed during wet periods. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 15 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No Comments: Pacific Crest Trail (foot and horse) - 2,650 miles Trail access is about 0.6 miles south of campground on Lost Valley Rd. There are also unmarked trails. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Laguna VISIT DATE: 12/30/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/6/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Descanso NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pine Valley RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Pine Valley, CA, take Interstate 8 east 1.1 miles to Sunrise Highway Scenic Byway (S1) exit. Bear right onto the exit and at the stop sign, turn left onto the Sunrise Highway Scenic Byway (S1). Go 12.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.2 miles to the campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,000 ft. NOTE: Sites are reservable from year round. The campground is one of two campgrounds in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. It is composed of five loops: Shady, Roadside, Sunny, Meadow and Hillside. Located in the Laguna Mountains, the campground enjoys cool summer temperatures. It is comprised of Jeffrey Pines with Cedars and Oaks mixed in. In the group area, there is the El Predo Cabin, which was occupied by the first Forest Ranger in the Forest during 1911. Interpretive programs are offered during the summer months in the amphitheatre. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Sites are reservable from May 7 through October 12 NOTE: During fall and winter season, flush toilets are closed and many loops are closed; check with Ranger District Office. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 23 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 80 Total Sites: 103 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 102 No. Grilles on Sites: 103 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons vary from dirt to gravel to paved. The Meadow loop is the most RV friendly. There is waste station at Buckman Springs Rest Area off Interstate 8 at Buckman Springs exit - no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 25 No. Threaded: 10 Comments: Showers are coin operated and are wheelchair friendly. They are located near site 65 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING There are 12 trails within the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area that include foot, horse and mountain bike - one is the Pacific Crest Trail. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Oak Grove VISIT DATE: 12/20/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/11/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Palomar NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Temecula RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Temecula, CA, take State Rt. 79 south 24.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,800 ft. The campground is composed of three loops: Oak, Ribbonwood and Chamise. Attractive campground that is comprised of Chamise, Ribbonwood and Live Oaks in chaparral vegetation. Most sites are open, but secluded because of the Chamise shrubs. There is abundant bird life and clear night skies for star gazing. Some sites have stone fire pits. The nearby Oak Grove features a small museum. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day - single $30 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 79 Total Sites: 79 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 79 No. Grilles on Sites: 79 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 55' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The pull throughs are double-fee sites. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 24 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: Flush toilets are on Chamise and Oak loops; vault toilets only in the Ribbonwood loop. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Hiking: Yes Comments: Oak Grove Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles located across State Rt. 79, behind Ranger Station FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Observatory VISIT DATE: 12/29/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/6/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Palomar NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Santa Ysabel RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Santa Ysabel, CA, take State Rt. 79 north for 6.9 miles to State Rt. 76. Turn right onto Rt. 76 and go 4.6 miles to County Rt. S7. Turn right onto Rt. S7 and go 11.4 miles to County Rt. S6. Continue straight on Rt. S6 and go 2.3 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,800 ft. Campground is partially wooded with Live oaks, cedar and other mixed pines. There are a number of side-by-side sites with shared parking aprons. Although separate sites, these are good for group camping. Some of the open sites have round cement pads for directional star viewing. There are limited groceries in a general store at the intersection of County Rts. S7 and S6. A paved walkway provides access for everyone to the amphitheater. County Rt. S7 has some excellent vistas. The Palomar Observatory is 2 miles further up County Rt. S6. There, one can enter the Observatory and view the active telescope. There is also a museum. Join the campground's Star Parties held each month, no charge. For a schedule, click here - http://tinyurl.com/cmbuq6k SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April through November 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day - single $30 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 31 Total Sites: 31 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 31 No. Grilles on Sites: 31 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 9' X 61' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets:Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 7 No. Threaded:2 Comments: Hot showers are coin operated. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Observatory Trail (foot only) - 2.25 miles Trail leads up to Palomar Observatory. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Upper San Juan VISIT DATE: 12/16/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/6/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Trabuco NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lake Elsinore RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lake Elsinore, CA, take State Rt. 74 south 10.3 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,800 ft. The campground is located in the Santa Ana Mountain Range. It is nicely manicured with dirt understory and lots of Live Oaks. Campground built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933. The seasonal San Juan Creek runs through the campground. There are limited groceries and good candy available at the Ortega Country Cottage General Store (formally known as the "Candy Store"). It is located 0.75 miles north of the campground on State Rt. 74. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open April or May through November. NOTE: Campground is closed until further notice due to the failure of the water system. Contact ranger district office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 22' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Low hanging branches at some sites and along the interior road will impede some RVs - not RV friendly. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is available for a fee 0.75 miles north of campground on State Rt. 74 at the Ortega Oaks RV Park. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING San Juan Loop Trail - 2.1 miles (foot, mtn. bike & horse) Loop trail accesses the San Juan trail (11.6 miles), Chiquito Trail (9.2 miles) and Chiquito Basin Trail (2 miles). Primary trail head for the latter 3 trails located 0.75 miles north of campground on State Rt. 74 (across from the Ortega Country Cottage General Store). FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wildomar VISIT DATE: 12/16/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/6/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Trabuco NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lake Elsinore RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lake Elsinore, CA, take State Rt. 74 south 5.7 miles to South Main Divide Rd. Turn left onto South Main Divide Rd. and go 10 miles to campground. NOTE: Although paved, after 5 miles, South Main Divide Rd. turns into single lane with some turnouts. It is rough in places with some pavement breaks. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,400 ft. Campground is within a 360-acre OHV area with over 4 miles of trails in the Santa Ana Mountain Range. It is shaded by Live Oaks in Chaparral ecosystem with no understory. Campground is adjacent to Sam Mateo Canyon Wilderness. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Comments: During any rainy period, campground may be closed. Call the Ranger District Office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 52' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Network of OHV trails. There is trail head 0.5 miles from campground. FISHING - No




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