Offered near the campground.
When’s the last time you tried your hand at some good ol fashioned trout fishing? If it was a while ago or even yesterday, the ...Read more
Let’s get down to the real business of Palomar Mountain SP, and that’s the gorgeous multitude of hiking trails available for ev...Read more
If you have the guts to venture out into the remote Barker Valley in the corner of Palomar Mountain, you’ll be rewarded with hi...Read more
OK, what’s a dense forest without some great wildlife accompaniment? It’s like a musical without music. Thankfully the musical ...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Observatory Campground.
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Too many bugs!! I would say invest in a mosquito canopy. That's what I'll do next time. At some point we had to eat in the car because the bugs kept following us.
There is no service here at the campsite. The Observatory Trail is a great hike, but check Observatory hours if you are looking for a tour. They are limited.
This place is beautiful and has water, showers, and bathrooms. Some of the spots are away from the parking lot and a little feel more private. My biggest complaint here is the bugs! I understand that bugs come with camping but this is out of control. Our camping neighbors were surprised by them as well. I was coverd in mosquito and flea bites after one night and I used bug spray with deet. There were also a very persistent swarm of flies that would not go away until after the sun was down and would be right back in the morning. At least they didn't bite.
If there was some type of bug control this campground would be an A+
They don't (as of 4/28/17) sell firewood at the campground. Bring your own
Great mountain getaway! The observatory is nearby for a daytime visit. Lots of shade, so prepare for cooler temps even in summer time. Beautiful skies in the mountain, but you need to hike a little to see it because of the trees.
Bring bee and fly traps when we were there they were out of control!?
Fun place to camp up in the mountains, especially if you like astronomy. There are concrete pads at some of the sites for you to set up your telescope! Nice hike from the campsite up to the observatory. And be sure to look for the giant pinecones!
- Palomar Mountain State Park
- United States
- Phone Number
- (760) 742-3462
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- Official Website
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- 33.343° N, 116.877° W
- Unknown price
- Tent / RV / Trailer: 28 Sites (Up to 8 people per site)