Price : 27 USD
Reservations : First come, first served
Sites : 108
Elevation : 5,616 feet
Region : Laguna Mountain Recreation Area
Accessibility : Wheelchair-accessible car park, campsite, restroom and entrance
Location : Los Huecos Road, Mount Laguna
Laguna Campground, a favorite location for backpackers in Northern San Diego, boasts of an extensive trail system through picturesque forests and grasslands. Best visited during summer, this mountaintop camp boasts of cool temperatures till fall. The area is surrounded by mature oaks, pines, cedars, chaparrals and native Californian wildflowers, creating a welcoming retreat for pitching tents, RVs and caravans.
Equipped with campfire rings, firepits, grates and picnic tables, the sites within forested meadows are paradise for photographers and adventure aficionados. Guests are allowed to bring their own firewood and light up a sumptuous barbecue for grilled delights. You can enjoy hiking and mountain biking along the campground’s exhilarating Laguna Meadow Trail past Big and Little Laguna Lakes. This is a popular spot for fishing and birdwatching in the Cleveland National Forest. There are 5 loops for hiking starting at the Laguna Campground itself. On consulting with the hosts, you can arrange equestrian hikes at the Pacific Crest Trail. You can spot vibrant, endangered butterflies like Laguna Skipper Butterfly at the camps and well-maintained picnic spots. History buffs would love visiting El Prado Cabin, the oldest one in the forest built in 1911, now housing a mini museum.