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BaseCamp at Palomar

· Pauma Valley, San Diego, California
26 acres hosted by Jenniffer O.
3 lodging sites · 4 RV/tent sites
Full caravan connections
Electrical, water, and sewage connections are available at select sites.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Experience excellence at BASE CAMP PALOMAR Campground. Whether you seek a cozy campsite or desire to rent our cabins, retro airstreams, or glamping tents, we have precisely what you're looking for. Our amenities include a newly retrofitted game room, a playground for the little ones, a WIFI Hot Spot, and well-stocked vending machines for ice and firewood. Choose to relax in one of our rental cabins, enjoy a spacious RV site, or pitch your tent amidst our oak groves. Our campground offers a fantastic opportunity to view the Milky Way or keep an eye out for UFOs. In fact, our location is world-famous for being the site of the first documented UFO encounter.
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12 ratings · 7 reviews
Brittany D.
July 8, 2024
Retro RV
The camper spot was nice and large, with a picnic table and fire pit space under the shade of a tree. The camper itself had air conditioning which was great for the heat! Unfortunately we had issues with the toilet that the host did initially resolve, but the issue persisted. Many essentials (linens, silverware, knives, dishes, pots/pan, strainer, toilet paper) were included which was helpful. The grounds also have a pool and small playground, and make up a mix of residents & campers.
Noel M.recommends
July 7, 2024
Shaddy Oak Tree 21
Awesome campground! The pool was a huge hit with the kids. Extremely clean and friendly staff.
Elizabeth K.recommends
June 16, 2024
Under The Oaks 14
Nice campground!
My husband, dogs, and I just got back from a nice and relaxing weekend at this campground. We had originally booked site 14, but when we arrived, Jenniffer suggested a different site with more shade, which we really appreciated. The campground was quiet and everyone was really friendly. On our first night, she asked if we needed firewood, and on the day we were leaving, she kindly came by and asked if she could take our trash in her cart instead of having us walk to the dumpster. Great customer service! It’s obvious they are putting a lot of effort into this campground. I was pleasantly surprised that the bathrooms were so clean. There was a recently renovated game room with vending machines that looked really nice. There was also a new pool that was getting its finishing touches and scheduled to open in a few weeks. We enjoyed our weekend and plan on returning again later this summer.
Frederick B.recommends
June 9, 2024
Shaddy Oak Tree 21
Very good Palomar Mtn camping spot!
The site was well maintained, peaceful, and my campsite (17B) was private and mostly secluded. Bathrooms were clean and spacious and the showers were a big plus. Having electricity AND running water at our site was so convenient. Jenniffer the hostess was amazing and accommodating- she even drove wood and citronella over to my site at night time. Great job with your site and the camping experience provided, Jennifer. Thank you.
Heather K.recommends
May 24, 2024
Shaddy Oak Tree 21
One of the best camping spots!
Everything went well, literally. Jenniffer was so kind, friendly, and ready to help. The campground was so clean, well maintained, and price was very reasonable, too. We went to see Paloma Observatory which was a real treat and hiking was amazing. If you enjoy nature, hills, trees, clouds, and silence, do not hesitate. Go there and spend a couple of nights. You will definitely want to return. We certainly will.
Chris B.recommends
May 7, 2024
Shaddy Oak Tree 21
Thank you!
This was a fantastic get away for us. The campsite was very clean as we're the bathrooms. We will be coming back!
Pauma Valley, San Diego, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Kumeyaay/Kumiais and Payómkawichum (Luiseño) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Jenniffer O.

Joined in March 2023
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