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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Reviews of Observatory Campground 3 people have reviewed this location.

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Wandering Blus
Oceanside, CA 6' Northstar Popup truck camper Ford F150 4x4
3 reviews
“Great for stars gazing”

Reviewed 6/3/2019

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 18
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Last minute trip for us. Got there early morning and snagged one of the few first come first serve sites. It was almost 100% full. Site 18 was great if you sleep in your rig (we are in a truck camper) some leveling would be nice. The site has limited shade during mid day and a stream down the back which is good for kids to explore. ... more

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Wandering Blus would stay here again

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croyable
MD 19' Forest River Geo Pro 19FBS Jeep 2017 Grand Cherokee Limited 2WD
5 reviews
“Mountain retreat ”

Reviewed 5/4/2019

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 27
Overall Rating

We spent a Thursday and Friday night here and we’re the only campers there the first night and it was so so quiet. The second night brought the rest of the campers and it was a little loud, but not too bad. The camp hosts were great and the facilities were clean. Saw tons of birds and there were burrows everywhere, probably from chipmu... more

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croyable would stay here again

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Deke and Tiffani
Culver City, CA 17' VW Eurovan 2010 Airstream (Previous) CCD International
85 reviews
“Beautiful location high in the mountains, but I'd only stay again if I was in a trailer... the bathrooms are really bad. ”

Reviewed 11/19/2016

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 29
Overall Rating

Note: We stayed here in a tent. We wanted to check out the Palomar Observatory and were planning on staying at the Palomar Mt State Park, but saw that the Observatory had their own Campground in the Cleveland National Forest, so we decided to stay here (it's called the Observatory Campground because it has a direct 2 mile trail that l... more

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Deke and Tiffani would stay here again

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Amenities

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

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