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.
- Tent Sites
- RV Sites
- Standard (Tent/RV)
- ADA Access
- Picnic Table
- Phone Service
- Drinking Water
- Sanitary Dump
- Max Length: 22 ft.
- Drive InPark next to your campsite
- Walk InPark in a lot, walk to your campsite
- Hike InHike a trail to your campsite
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.
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…
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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Cleveland/El Cariso is located in California
Located Adjacent to the Ortega Highway (Highway 74), 25 Miles east of San Juan Capistrano and 5 miles west of Lake Elsinore.