Cleveland National Forest Observatory Campground
3 rating
(3)
Location
Address: Santa Ysabel, California 92070
GPS: 33.341568, -116.878512
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Local Directions: From Los Angeles, California, drive south on I-15 to State Highway 76. Go east on 76 for approximately 20 miles and turn left onto South Grade Road (County Road S6). Follow to the top of Palomar Mountain. Once at the top, turn left to continue on South Grade Road/Canfield Road. Continue for approximately 2.5 miles and turn right into the campground.

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-760-788-0250
Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea...

Open
April 1 to November 30

  Sites
42 RV Sites, 42 Tent Sites, 42 No Hookup

Rates
Daily Rates: $15.00 - $30.00

Facilities & Services
Bathhouse / Restrooms, Hot Showers, Vault Toilets

Recreation
Biking, Hiking

Policies
All Ages, Pets Welcome

Restrictions
Max RV Length 32 ft
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Max RV Length32 ft
   
  
  
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Amphitheater  
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Bird Watching  
Hiking   Observatory Trail (foot only) - 2.25 miles. Trail leads up to Palomar Observatory.
Stargazing  
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3 star rating
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3 star rating
Beautiful Location
SuperAction80S2
Bronze
June 8, 2016
This campground is set in a very picturesque mountain setting near Palomar Observatory. There is a mixture of oaks and pines. Many areas are cleared of trees so stargazers can get a clear view of the stars. There are telescope pads near space 40. There are several pit toilets and one flush toilet bathroom that is apparently only open during the season. There are also coin-operated showers. Make sure to bring insect repellent as the black flies and mosquitoes are truly bothersome.

We stayed here in a Popup Trailer.
 
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