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 Continue reading...
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.
Campsite area
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No. of sites
57
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
Cave
Desert
Forest
Lake
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Beach
Hot spring
Redwoods
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Paddling
Wind sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Mark
Mark
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 17th, 2015

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
Natalia
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March 26th, 2017

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
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 49 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)