I loved how accessible this campsite was, especially if you're coming from San Diego. Our site had electricity and water, a fire pit, and a picnic table. There were plenty of sites to go around. The rangers were helpful and the facilities were very well maintained. You can buy firewood from the front entrance or get some from the local general store down the street. There were coin operated showers available and bathrooms at each end of the campground. It did get pretty hot during the day, so I would bring a canopy if you have one. My boyfriend and I hit the trails in the afternoon and at night. We saw wild turkeys and the stars were endless. Overall, I loved staying here. This was a perfect escape from the madness going on right now.
We had a fun time here staying local but far enough to feel like we went away!
The campground at Lake Morena has around 80+ spots that range from hookups for RV to basic tent camping. There's a indoor entertainment room and multiple bathrooms. The campground is not located right on the lake but a 15min walk away. The cell service is roaming but was decent; around 500kb download. The PCT goes thru the campground and there's an area designated for thru hikers camping. The campground can get crowded during the weekend. The adjacent town has a small store.
Lovely park, where you can truly check out. No cell service other then AT&T, no over the air TV, no over the air radio. Sirius works great. I would stay here again. Love it.
Our fist stop while hiking the PCT They have showers local food is great Through hikers camp for a small fee
Stayed in the cabins, had a large group of people, and we all fit comfortably. Built a fire at the ring just outside of the cabin. Went on hikes around the lake and into the nearby field. Watched the sunset and sunrise from here, incredible! This is an underrated campground and gives a real feel of being secluded in nature. Highly recommend.
Even though I did not hike the pacific crest trail on this visit, tons of other hikers did!! This campground offers a discounted rate for hikers that need/want to crash for the night or two. They also have a free bin where you can take or give clothing, shoes, food & camping gear. The lake has gone down a lot so the campground is now a little trek from the lake but is walkable and beautiful to say the least. You can also fish!!! The appropriate licenses are needed before you come. There are bathrooms & showers as well!! Tent & rv camping is available!!
Very well maintained. Bathroom clean. Lots of staff onsite. Very helpful. Had a water boil order but took the Brita so no problem. Was very empty due to heat wave and fires. Feel like if it was full, it would feel very crowded. Events for younger kids (movie night, etc). Lake level down. Very long walk from the actual campground to the lake. Very nice playground at the lake.
Lake Morena is an awesome place to stay. This was our first campsite during our PCT thru hike, approximately 20 miles from the Mexico border via the trail. They have a number of campsites and it didn't seem like they filled up too quickly. Other than thru hikers, there were only a handful of campers around.
The campsites are a bit of a walk from the lake, but there's a lot of great resources nearby. There's a campstore a short distance from the campgrounds, and a full bathroom with showers.
There's lot of great hiking nearby, particularly on the PCT, but it's also a great spot to just relax and unwind. There's a lot of turkeys that were wandering around in the morning.
There's a number of signs about the water not being potable. The ranger told us he drinks the water, and we drank it without filtering and we're fine.