Observatory Campground

Cleveland National Forest

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South Grade Road Palomar Mountain, CA 92060 858-673-6180 Official Website

GPS: 33.3428, -116.8764

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Overview of Observatory Campground

Number of Sites 42

Pad Type asphalt

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 4,822 ft / 1,469 m

Max Length 32 ft

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Q&A - Ask the Community about Observatory Campground

Elvira asked on 1/18/2021

How hard is it to drive up to the Palomar Observatory campground in January/ February with an SUV and 19-foot tralier...

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Reviews of Observatory Campground 4 people have reviewed this location.

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  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: onsite
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


Palomar Mountain State Park

Nice campground, quietest I've ever been in, most of the campers were in bed by 10PM

- Dave S

Oak Knoll Campground

Quiet, friendly and very inexpensive

- ShavenWookee

La Jolla Indian Campground

Quiet and relaxing

- Grovester

Oak Grove Campground

Not much to do better for an overnight

- redfox

Casino Pauma

Free Casino Parking

- Jktravelers

Harrah's Resort Southern California

Level, safe, quiet overnight spot

- Lil Adventures

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