FALCON GROUP, CA

Falcon Group Campground has three individual group campsites just off the scenic Ortega Highway in Southern California, which connects San Juan Capistrano and Temecula Valley Highway. The pleasant climate, scenery, trail system and convenient location, make this a popular destination...
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  • Parking is limited to 6 spaces at Sage, 8 spaces at Lupine and 10 spaces at Yarrow; carpooling is recommended
  • Parking area is not large enough for vehicles with trailers
  • Camp fire rings are available as are charcoal grills.
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LUPE GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 40 25
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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SAGE GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 30 25 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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YARR GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 70 25
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Falcon Group Campground has three individual group campsites just off the scenic Ortega Highway in Southern California, which connects San Juan Capistrano and Temecula Valley Highway.

The pleasant climate, scenery, trail system and convenient location, make this a popular destination for groups from Los Angeles and San Diego. Hiking is especially popular among campers.

Natural Features:

The campground sits at an elevation of 3,300 ft. off the Ortega Highway scenic drive in the Santa Ana Mountains, a route that offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, valleys and forest. The area lies in a mixed forest and chaparral ecosystem and is inhabited by a variety of birds, plants and wildlife.

Recreation:

Hikers of any level can find trails that challenge and accommodate their recreational goals around the campground. Among them are the Falcon Trail, a 1.4-mile easy trail that connects to the campground, and Trabuco Canyon Trail, which provides scenic 6.8-mile hike into the backcountry.

The San Juan Trial, which is popular with mountain bikers, has a trailhead at Blue Jay campground, adjacent from Falcon Group Campground. The trail climbs a very steep set of stacked switchbacks from the floor of Hot Springs Canyon and traverses briefly before steeply ascending a ridge toward Sugarloaf Mountain.

There are also many ideal picnic spots and scenic overlooks along Ortega Highway.

Facilities:

There are three individual campsites within the group campground. Lupine can hold 40 people and eight vehicles, Sage can hold 30 people and six vehicles, and Yarrow can hold 70 people and 10 vehicles. The facility is adjacent to Blue Jay Campground, which has first-come, first-served individual sites.

Nearby Attractions:

The closest town is Lake Elsinore, which has various shops, restaurants and recreation opportunities.

Booking Window
Tue Sep 23 2014 - Sun Sep 20 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Scenic Drive
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $60.00-$120.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $60.00-$120.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.65583, -117.46028
33°39'21"N, 117°27'37"W

From Southern California, take U.S. Highway 15 to State Highway 74 (Ortega Highway) in Lake Elsinore. Travel 6 miles west of Lake Elsinore on 74 and turn north on North Main Divide Road. Proceed 5 miles to Falcon Campground.

From I-5, exit for Ortega Highway (State Highway 74). Take 74 east approximately 27 miles to North Main Divide Road. Turn north and proceed 5 miles to Falcon Campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

FALCON GROUP

LAKE ELSINORE  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (951)736-1811
Additional Information