Our campsites are on unceded Kumeyaay territory, in an almost untouched chaparral landscape with oak trees, white sage and California buckwheat growing abundantly. Just down the road is where the Buffalo Soldiers were originally housed.We have 5 sites total, each of which has its own hipcamp listing. Each site is located away from another and each has its own unique microbio
Our campsites are on unceded Kumeyaay territory, in an almost untouched chaparral landscape with oak trees, white sage and California buckwheat growing abundantly. Just down the road is where the Buffalo Soldiers were originally housed.We have 5 sites total, each of which has its own hipcamp listing. Each site is located away from another and each has its own unique microbiome. This site is off its own trail, which other campers will not have access to. We do allow multiple camping groups on the land at a time, but at 120 acres, there is plenty of space and trails such that everyone has their privacy and distance.This site can be driven up to from a common trail and boasts a beautiful view of the mountain. It is on the outskirts of an oak grove and although mostly open, there is an oak tree and a manzanita that can be set up under. There’s a large sandy area where you can have a fire when fires are allowed. This site can comfortably host a maximum of 5 people, with a maximum of 3 tents and 2 vehicles. Please note: While this is the maximum we recommend everyone carpool if they can to help the environment and reduce the number of vehicles on the land. *Additionally* This site can be booked with site 2 for a large connected site which can comfortably host groups between 15 and 30 people with a max of 7 vehicles. Please message us to inquire if you are looking to camp with a large group. We have about 10 spigots throughout the entrance of the property, and you are more than welcome to fill your water jugs/bottles here for your use during your stay. The cold, delicious water comes straight from our well.
As of today 02/12/2021 we are allowing fires, as we have had some good rain and snow. Please let us know upon booking if you intend to have a fire and we will leave a bucket of water by the site and provide fire extinguishers. Propane cooking is always allowed.
On the land there is a mountain and oak forests for hiking/exploring, we simply ask that you do not harvest/wildcraft any of the white sage on the property, as it is an endangered medicine sacred to the Indigenous peoples of California. On the way to the mountain you will see a silver water tower, there is a spigot at the base of this with fresh water for your use while hiking/exploring. Please also note that because 90% of the property is untouched there are wild animals, such as quail, snakes, coyotes, hares and lizards. We have printed animal and plant identification lists for your use while you camp.
The land is not only a campground but also a growing family farm; We have chickens, pigs, dogs and there are peacocks who roam the property. You can follow us on instagram @paraisopavoreal to check out what we're up to.
We are 7 miles south of Lake Morena and two miles north of the Pacific Crest Trail Southern Terminus.
Lake Morena features boating and fishing, parking is $3. Fishing/Boating fees are posted on their website along with the fishing report for the season.
The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2600 mile trail from the southern border to the northern border. The portion near us features beautiful hikes. More information can be found on the Pacific crest Trail Association website.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 25% off
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This spot surprised us. For the low fee, I was not expecting much. I was expecting a patch of dirt in eye shot of someone’s house. The truth couldn’t be more different. Very secluded. Could hear other activities in the distance, but did not see anyone else during our stay, even though the other 2 spot were occupied as well. I was looking for a dispersed camping spot and that is exactly what we got. Very clean. I usually go around and clean up the sites I visit to help make them better than before I arrived. This sit did not have any trash to clean up. We will visit this site again at some point.