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OAK GROVE CAMPGROUND, CA

Photo: OAK GROVE CAMPGROUND
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Located on the Cleveland National Forest, Oak Grove Campground is nestled in a valley of large oak groves and manzanita.

Natural Features:

The attractive campground is comprised of chaparral vegetation such as Live Oaks and chamise and offers open, but secluded sites. The area offers stargazers an opportunity to view the clear night skies while enjoying a cup of cocoa around the campfire.

Birders will be pleased with the variety of wildlife and opportunities for viewing. The Cleveland National Forest also boasts such species as mountain lion, bobcat, mule deer, coyote, gray fox, ringtail cat, long tail weasel, opossum, jackrabbits, desert cottontails, and California ground squirrel among many others.

Recreation:

Oak Grove Trail is a short walk of 1.5 miles and is located across Rt. 79, behind the Ranger Station. Oak Grove Trail is the oldest established trail on the Palomar Ranger District. Although a steep trail, it offers great views of the San Jacinto and San Gorgonio Mountains and the Oak Grove Valley as you gain elevation. The trail connects with the Oak Grove Truck Trail offering access to High Point Lookout (an additional 5 miles one way). Be prepared with plenty of drinking water.

Hikers interested in exploring will find nearby Agua Tibia Wilderness worth the drive as well.

Facilities:

The campground is composed of two loops: Oak and Ribbonwood. Each campsite offers a picnic table and grill. There are vault toilets in Ribbonwood loop, and flush toilets on Oak loop. Drinking water is available.

Nearby Attractions:

Palomar State Park and Palomar Observatory are located on county Rt. S6, where an active telescope is available for viewing by the public. Temecula Wine Country is also within driving distance. The closest town is Warner Springs

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Drinking Water
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Accessible Site
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Rings
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Telephone
  • Pets Allowed
  • Ranger Station
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Trails
  • Backpacking
  • Hiking
  • Trailheads
  • Winery
  • Winery Tours
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • No accessible toilets and no showers at this facility
  • Area is hot during summer months
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
32.83781, -116.77971
32°50'16"N, 116°46'47"W

From Interstate 15 take the 79 East. The campground is on the north side of the highway, across from the fire station. From Temecula, take State Rt. 79 south 24.1 miles and turn left at campground sign.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

OAK GROVE CAMPGROUND
Palomar Ranger Station
1634 Alpine Blvd
Alpine CA 91901

Phone Number:

Information: (760) 788-0250