Campgrounds in Mt. Laguna, California

Campgrounds in Mt. Laguna, California
Mount Laguna is located right on the edge of the Cleveland National Forest. The elevation of the mountains are high enough to attract snow, making them popular destinations for San Diego locals who rarely get to experience this weather phenomenon. In the summer months, the area is warm, sunny and filled with a variety of flowers and wildlife.

Burnt Rancheria Campground

This beautiful campground is filled with giant oak trees, and it provides a stunning view of the desert out to the West. Hikers will enjoy getting to explore a small portion of the famed Pacific Crest Trail that spans all the way into Canada, while bikers and equestrians will also find an array of trails to their needs. There are also ample opportunities for wildlife viewing.
Trailers, and tent sites are available. Showers and flush toilets are provided and pets are welcome.

Burnt Rancheria Campground
Longitude/Latitude: 32.86139, -116.41611
Burnt Rancheria Circuit
Mount Laguna, California 91948
(619) 473-0120

Laguna Campground

The Laguna Campground offers such unsurpassed views of the night skies that San Diego State chooses this camping area to hold its weekly, summer "star parties," which are open to members of the public. This park also offers access to the Pacific Crest Trail and features oak and pine tree groves, and a peaceful meadow. There are also a number of hiking, biking and horse trails for your entertainment, but part of the part is fenced off as a protective habitat for the endangered Laguna Skipper Butterfly. Some of the tent sites are located within the butterfly's territory, and these sites are limited to only two people per space.
The park allows pets, and it offers showers and toilets. Trailer and tent spaces are available.

Laguna Campground
Longitude/Latitude: 32.88722, -116.44639
Laguna Meadow Road
Mount Laguna, California 91948
(619) 473-2082

El Prado Campground

The El Prado Campground is only open to large groups and reservations are required. This campground is right beside the Laguna Campground and is also affected by the endangered Laguna Skipper Butterfly habitat and has been largely redesigned to accommodate the breeding ground of the butterflies.
Five group campsites are available and the occupancies vary. Flush toilets are provided and pets are welcome. Showers are available at the nearby Laguna Campground.

El Prado Campground
Longitude/Latitude: 32.88694, -116.45556
Laguna Meadow Road
Mount Laguna, California 91948
(619) 445-6235

Article Written By Jill Harness

Jill Harness has written on a variety of subjects for more than 10 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including "San Diego City Beat," "Mental Floss," Rue The Day! and Neatorama. Harness has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.

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