STAR PARTIES. Need we say more? Photographers, this campground is your jam. By day, meander to nearby Little Laguna Lake, to capture that classic lake-plus-trees-plus-mountain-reflection shot, and at night grab a time-lapse of the stars as you learn more about the sky from a star party sponsored by San Diego State University (most Saturdays through the summer months). And camping here? Easy-peasy. Laguna Campground boats drinkable water, flush toilets, accommodates vehicles up to 40-feet and best of all, the odds of grabbing a spot are in your favor. Thank Hercules!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
49 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Your leg muscles are straining as you pedal hard, fighting against gravity. You’re winding through oak trees and chaparral at i...Read more


The Loveland Reservoir is THE fisher(wo)man’s spot in Cleveland National Forest. You can chill with catfish, bluegill, and red-...Read more


With 460,000 acres, of course there are plenty of hiking trails here. Seriously, we’re talkin’ 356 miles of trails in total. Wi...Read more

Horseback riding

Horse-lovers rejoice! We have trails upon trails for you and your four-legged homeboy/girl. Check out all your horseback riding...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Do you find yourself getting agitated by those pesky white and yellow lines? By red and green lights, stop signs, and the like?...Read more


Consider yourself a climber or just lookin’ to try it out? Either way, some pretty awesome rock climbing is to be had here, esp...Read more

Snow sports

Longing for a winter getaway in SoCal? We’ve got you covered. Grab your sleds, your tubes, your snowman-building materials, and...Read more


With flowing waterfalls throughout the forest, there are a bunch o’ different swimming holes for you to splash around in. Ceda...Read more

Wildlife watching

With 460,000 acres, many different critters call this place home. From mountain lions, to mule deer, bats, and grey foxes, this...Read more


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Hipcamper Anna
Anna P.
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September 12th, 2017

Going during the week mid summer was fantastic! No one around!

Hipcamper Jack
Jack R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 10th, 2017

We love this quick getaway for its easy access, large sites, and miles and miles of awesome trails for hiking or biking. The water levels on the ponds will vary at different times of the year, but the meadow just outside of the campground is a favorite for our kids - they ride their bikes over and sit on the rocks talking the night away.

Spectacular sunsets and mind-boggling starry skies await.

For the brave, watch the local weather report and plan a camping trip for the night before a good snowstorm, then wake up to a winter wonderland right in San Diego!

Nitpicks: The bathrooms are not very nice here and there is no dump/washout for RVs or campers.

Hipcamper Lindsay
Lindsay R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 31st, 2017

We love this place so much that we came here two weekends in a row. We actually shot a bit of video here because it was so beautiful:

Hipcamper Lindsay
Lindsay R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 13th, 2017

This place is just magical! I can't believe that this is so close to San Diego. It's a combination of meadow and forest and is currently bright green from all of the rain. The campsites are spread out pretty well, so you don't feel like you're right next to other campers. Definitely will be back here!

Hipcamper Jolene
Jolene L.
recommends this listing.
March 17th, 2017

Great hiking, check out Alpine and Pine Valley.

Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy F.
recommends this listing.
March 1st, 2017

This is one of those rare places in Southern California where you can see deciduous trees with leave that change color in the fall!

Hipcamper Dominic
Dominic D.
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April 6th, 2016

My favorite campground in the San Diego area. Just a short drive off the 8 only a stop or two past the usual roads to Julian and Lake Cuyamaca. Open meadows, beautiful forests, plenty of hikes, and some lakes and gorgeous views all around. A wonderful place. We came up here Easter weekend and had no problem finding a 2 person walk-in space on Saturday and had a larger space on the next day. A general store, cabin restaurant, and an outdoor store nearby if you need any comforts. Wonderful area and campground.

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Cleveland National Forest
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32.888° N, 116.448° W
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Tent Only: 4 Sites
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 45 Sites
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