Burnt Rancheria Campground

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About Burnt Rancheria Campground

Description

At 6,000 feet above sea level, Burnt Rancheria Campground towers over Southern California, boasting epic views of the desert and, on clear days, the Salton Sea. While it’s just 50 miles from San Diego, the campground is blissfully free of light pollution, making it a popular spot for stargazers; the San Diego State University Observatory even organizes star parties most Read more...
At 6,000 feet above sea level, Burnt Rancheria Campground towers over Southern California, boasting epic views of the desert and, on clear days, the Salton Sea. While it’s just 50 miles from San Diego, the campground is blissfully free of light pollution, making it a popular spot for stargazers; the San Diego State University Observatory even organizes star parties most Saturday evenings in the summer. Open from mid-April through October, it’s also a good home base for hikers, picnickers, and bird nerds. Each site features a table and fire ring, while RVers will find more than 100 paved spurs to set up camp.
Fires are allowed
Potable water is available
Pets are allowed
  • Listing type: Public
  • No. of sites: 57
  • Phone: 858-673-6180
  • Accessible by: Drive
  • Accommodation: Tent Only, Tent, Vehicles & RVs

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Hipcamper Mark

Try for the first come first served campsites. They are more wooded, especially with pine trees. Also if you have young ones or dogs be wary of rattlesnakes. There is a good chance they are hanging around the campsite.

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Hipcamper Natalia

Fantastic campground! Pacific Crest Trail is easily accessible from anywhere on the campground, there's a great restaurant walking distance just outside of campground entrance, and each site is a bit unique. They have coin-operated showers and some bathrooms are flush. Well-maintained.

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Park
Cleveland National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
858-673-6180
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
32.861° N, 116.417° W
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Tent Only: 8 Sites
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 49 Sites