Riverside County Campgrounds

Riverside, California

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In 1875, a small 12-room adobe inn was constructed in the town of Riverside. Over the years, the inn grew with the town, adding rooms, alcoves, stained-glass windows, and antiques. Today a major tourist attraction, the Mission Inn is the city’s landmark. South of Riverside, several scenic lakes offer complete water-sports vacations, and in the southeast, the San Bernardino National Forest and Mount San Jacinto State Park offer many miles of hiking trails. The Temecula Valley boasts half a dozen wineries that produce excellent, if lesser known, wines. Most of them offer tours, tastings, and retail sales. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Bogart County Park, Lake Perris State Recreation Area, Lake Elsinore Recreation Area, El Cariso North, El Cariso South, Upper San Juan, Wildomar, Boulder Basin, Black Mountain, Fern Basin, Marion Mountain, Dark Canyon, Stone Creek, Idyllwild, Idyllwild County Park, Lake Hemet, Thomas Mountain, Tool Box Spring, Pinyon Flat, Santa Rosa Springs, Toro, and Lake Skinner Recreation Area.
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Camping Southern California

by Richard McMahon (Falcon Guides)

In 1875, a small 12-room adobe inn was constructed in the town of Riverside. Over the years, the inn grew with the town, adding rooms, alcoves, stained-glass windows, and antiques. Today a major tourist attraction, the Mission Inn is the city’s landmark. South of Riverside, several scenic lakes offer complete water-sports vacations, and in the southeast, the San Bernardino National Forest and Mount San Jacinto State Park offer many miles of hiking trails. The Temecula Valley boasts half a dozen wineries that produce excellent, if lesser known, wines. Most of them offer tours, tastings, and retail sales. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Bogart County Park, Lake Perris State Recreation Area, Lake Elsinore Recreation Area, El Cariso North, El Cariso South, Upper San Juan, Wildomar, Boulder Basin, Black Mountain, Fern Basin, Marion Mountain, Dark Canyon, Stone Creek, Idyllwild, Idyllwild County Park, Lake Hemet, Thomas Mountain, Tool Box Spring, Pinyon Flat, Santa Rosa Springs, Toro, and Lake Skinner Recreation Area.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Riverside
Campsites: 23 Separate campgrounds
Season: All year, but many only open spring to fall
Local Contacts: Cleveland National Forest
Topo Map: Riverside County Campgrounds Topographic Map
Guide Book: Camping Southern California Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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