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Cleveland/El Cariso

6 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

El Cariso Campground will be CLOSED from June 27th to June 30th for administrative reasons.  Please plan accordingly.  Refunds will not be issued.  For more information, please contact the Trabuco Ranger District at 951-736-1811 24 sites. 

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Max Length: 22 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Reviews

6 Reviews of Cleveland/El Cariso

Ratings Breakdown

  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Christopher M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2021

Close to the highway, but still very pretty

Just a turn off of Ortega makes the campground very easy to have access to. Unfortunately because of how close it is to the highway there is some car noise that comes along with it.

  • Slack line set up in front of camp amenities
SiteStie 24
Month of VisitMay
C
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2021

A little road noise, cozy camp spot

This small campground was perfect for our teardrop family. Albeit it’s just off the road and Ortega highway is fairly busy at all hours of the night, so road noise was a little annoying but not bad. Self pay was easy and quick. There is lots of tree coverage, plus nice trails to hike. We didn’t…

  • Camper trailer, hot tap + sink, Sparrow EYE roof nest.
  • Joolca single shower tent.
Site22
Month of VisitMay
Chad M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2021

CLEAN & EASY.

El Cariso, Cleveland National Forest, was a last minute stop on our way home from Bierbaum Pepper Farms.

The campground was right off the highway, cost affective ($15/night), and there were no reservations needed. There were 24 sites tucked in the woods. A few water faucets & bathrooms…

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Location

Cleveland/El Cariso is located in California

Directions

Located Adjacent to the Ortega Highway (Highway 74), 25 Miles east of San Juan Capistrano and 5 miles west of Lake Elsinore.

Coordinates

33.65138858 N
117.41277736 W

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About This Campground

El Cariso Campground will be CLOSED from June 27th to June 30th for administrative reasons.  Please plan accordingly.  Refunds will not be issued.  For more information, please contact the Trabuco Ranger District at 951-736-1811 24 sites. 

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