Cleveland National Forest
AS OF NOVEMBER 2023: Blue Jay is closed for improvements. For more information, please contact the district office at 951-736-1811.
Cal Trans continues to perform highway-widening work on SR-74 Ortega Highway with periodic nightly closures.
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- Drive-InPark next to your site
- Walk-InPark in a lot, walk to your site.
- Hike-InBackcountry sites.
- Tent Sites
- RV Sites
- Standard (Tent/RV)
- ADA Access
- Picnic Table
- Phone Service
- Drinking Water
- Sanitary Dump
- Water Hookups
- Pull-Through Sites
Site #7 is good for a large group. I needed to hike about 400 yards along a nearby trail to find a small spot with a weak T-Mobile signal. Two roads in from hwy 74. One is good, the other is dangerous. Use the one from El Cariso. High speed drivers on 74 also make getting there dangerous.
Blue jay is a pay to stay campground. You pay at the gate and get what spot you can find. There is fresh water in camp and there are bathrooms. The locations are pretty good and pretty private from each other. If you like to hike bike or trail run, there’s tons of trail. Lots of hills though so…
Just needed a spot to pull into for the night. A nice little campground just a few minutes off the 74 just before Lake Elsinore. There weren't many people there, and the campsites were spread apart far enough that you couldnt hear the next campsite snoring. It was a little windy out, but besides…
Blue Jay Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSED is located in California
Located approximately 3 miles north of the Ortega Highway (Highway 74) and on the North Main Divide Road.