Top Horse Camping near Ocotillo, CA

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Best Equestrian Sites Near Ocotillo, CA (11)

    Camper-submitted photo from El Prado Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from El Prado Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from El Prado Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from El Prado Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from El Prado Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from El Prado Campground

    1.

    El Prado Campground

    22 Reviews
    92 Photos
    239 Saves
    Mount Laguna, California

    Overview

    Laguna Campground is a great mountain getaway just one hour east of San Diego, California in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. Campers can enjoy cooler temperatures, unique natural areas and an extensive trail system at this mountain facility from summer through early fall.

    Recreation

    The Laguna Mountain Recreation Area is known for great horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking trails. Visitors can get their boots dusty on the Laguna Meadow Trail system or access a segment of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from California to the State of Washington. Wildflowers are usually abundant in April and May on the Big Laguna Trail, which takes visitors past Big Laguna Lake. In wet years there is water in Big Laguna Lake by December or January and ducks and other birds can be found. The trail presents a number of options to the user. A return to the trailhead parking can be made by cutting through the Laguna Campground or by taking the Pacific Crest Trail north. Families can learn about the area's flora and fauna by attending educational programs at the facility's amphitheater. Or for history buffs, the El Prado Cabin located at nearby El Prado Campground, is the first ranger cabin built in the Cleveland National Forest in 1911. The San Diego State University Observatory also sponsors "Star Parties" for campers most Saturday evenings during the summer (schedule can be obtained at the nearby visitor center or by calling 619-473-8547).

    Facilities

    The Laguna Mountain Recreation Area is known for great horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking trails. Visitors can get their boots dusty on the Laguna Meadow Trail system or access a segment of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from California to the State of Washington. Wildflowers are usually abundant in April and May on the Big Laguna Trail, which takes visitors past Big Laguna Lake. In wet years there is water in Big Laguna Lake by December or January and ducks and other birds can be found. The trail presents a number of options to the user. A return to the trailhead parking can be made by cutting through the Laguna Campground or by taking the Pacific Crest Trail north. Families can learn about the area's flora and fauna by attending educational programs at the facility's amphitheater. Or for history buffs, the El Prado Cabin located at nearby El Prado Campground, is the first ranger cabin built in the Cleveland National Forest in 1911. The San Diego State University Observatory also sponsors "Star Parties" for campers most Saturday evenings during the summer (schedule can be obtained at the nearby visitor center or by calling 619-473-8547).

    Natural Features

    The campground sits at an elevation of 6,000 ft. in the Laguna Mountains. It is forested with pines and oaks that provide plenty of shade, in addition to a meadow. The area is home to many species of birds, as well as the endangered Laguna Skipper butterfly. Little Laguna lake is located just a short distance from the campground and is an excellent hiking destination for photographers and visitors looking to explore the area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Paso Picacho Campground — Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Paso Picacho Campground — Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Paso Picacho Campground — Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Paso Picacho Campground — Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Paso Picacho Campground — Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Paso Picacho Campground — Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

    2.

    Paso Picacho Campground — Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

    23 Reviews
    43 Photos
    385 Saves
    Descanso, California

    The beautiful park offers camping and hiking in an oak woodland forest, with a sprinkling of pines and lovely meadows with creeks. There are over 100 miles of trails which accommodate hikers, bikers, and equestrians. The two family camps, Paso Picacho and Green Valley, are open and on the reservation system spring through fall. Green Valley sits at an elevation of 4,000 feet and has a creek which runs through the middle of the campground. The day use area offers sets of cascades and shallow pools, great for water play on hot days. Green Valley has 81 campsites.

    Paso Picacho, 5 miles north, sits at an elevation of 5,000 feet. The most popular hikes start from this camp, including the 2 mile hike up Stonewall Peak (elevation 5,700 feet), and the 3.5 mile hike up Cuyamaca Peak (elevation 6,512 feet), both which offer breathtaking views of the deserts to the east, the coast to the west, and Lake Cuyamaca at the bottom. Lake Cuyamaca, operated by the Helix Water District, is two miles north of Paso Picacho and offers boating and fishing. Paso Picacho campground has 85 campsites.

    Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire ring. Restrooms with flush toilets and pay showers are in the campground. Water faucets a located every few campsites. There are no hookups. Each campground has a dump station. Firewood and ice may be purchased at the camps. Interpretive programs are offered during the summer season. Campsites are $30 per night. Reservations are necessary for weekends April through October. The camping fee includes one motorized vehicle. Extra vehicles are $10 per night. There is a limit of 8 persons per campsite. Dogs are allowed but are restricted to the campgrounds, picnic areas, and paved roads and Cuyamaca Peak Fire Road. They may not be left unattended.

    Environmental backpack in or horseback ride in camps are also available. Granite Springs and Arroyo Seco Environmental camps are open on first come, first serve. Both have chemical toilets, non-potable water, corrals and tent sites.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $40 - $250 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Green Valley Campground — Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Valley Campground — Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Valley Campground — Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Valley Campground — Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Valley Campground — Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Valley Campground — Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

    3.

    Green Valley Campground — Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

    16 Reviews
    35 Photos
    402 Saves
    Descanso, California

    Green Valley sits at an elevation of 4,000 feet and has a creek which runs through the middle of the campground. The day use area offers sets of cascades and shallow pools, great for water play on hot days. Cuyamaca camping has 81 campsites.

    Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire ring. Restrooms with flush toilets and pay showers are in the campground. Water faucets a located every few campsites. There are no hookups. Each campground has a dump station. Firewood and ice may be purchased at the camps. Interpretive programs are offered during the summer season.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Vallecito County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Vallecito County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Vallecito County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Vallecito County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Vallecito County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Vallecito County Park

    4.

    Vallecito County Park

    3 Reviews
    8 Photos
    57 Saves
    Mount Laguna, California

    reservations required

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Oaks Eqst
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Oaks Eqst
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Oaks Eqst
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Oaks Eqst
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Oaks Eqst
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Oaks Eqst

    5.

    Boulder Oaks Eqst

    4 Reviews
    19 Photos
    38 Saves
    Campo, California

    Overview

    Boulder Oaks offers equestrian and family sites in the scenic Cleveland National Forest, about an hour away from San Diego, California. Visitors are drawn here for the convenience of horseback riding and day hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail, as well as picnicking in the beautiful mountain setting.

    Recreation

    The national forest lends itself well to horseback riding and hiking. Boulder Oaks has direct access to a segment of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, a national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada. Horseback riding is also permitted on all Cleveland National Forest roads and trails, except for nature trails.

    Facilities

    The national forest lends itself well to horseback riding and hiking. Boulder Oaks has direct access to a segment of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, a national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada. Horseback riding is also permitted on all Cleveland National Forest roads and trails, except for nature trails.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits at an elevation of 3,300 ft. with oak and manzanita trees providing shade. The surrounding mountains are dotted with sagebrush, and wildflowers add color to the landscape in spring and early summer. The area is home to many species of local and migratory birds. The campground is habitat for the endangered Arroyo Toad.

    Nearby Attractions

    Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Cabins

    $16 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from KQ Ranch Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from KQ Ranch Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from KQ Ranch Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from KQ Ranch Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from KQ Ranch Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from KQ Ranch Resort

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    KQ Ranch Resort

    9 Reviews
    17 Photos
    25 Saves
    Julian, California
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  1. 7.

    Thousand Trails Oakzanita Springs

    6 Reviews
    13 Photos
    70 Saves
    Guatay, California

    If you want to experience all of the four seasons, then Oakzanita Springs RV Camping is the perfect getaway. Our RV camp is set at a 4000' elevation in the California mountains, and can bring a wide range of weather conditions from the fall through the winter months; therefore, during that time we operate a limited season RV camp in California. The pools, activities and weekend breakfasts are hibernating, and store hours are limited. All other Oakzanita Springs facilities, campsites, spa, and RV camping amenities remain open during this time. In the summer, Oakzanita Springs RV Camping has a perfect climate of warm days and comfortable nights. Relax and enjoy our weekend activities at our RV camp in California's beautiful mountain region. If you enjoy fishing, Cuyamaca Lake is just 15 minutes away or you can hike the Cuyamaca State Park trails starting right off our property. To make your visit a safe and enjoyable one, remember that only pressed logs and charcoal fires are allowed during the summer and fall months due to high fire danger. No wood fires are allowed except under wet conditions. Please make sure anyone under the age of 18 remembers their bicycle helmets for bikes and scooters. Due to the terrain, no skateboards are allowed. Clean restrooms, a comfortable lodge area, and free WiFi access round out the first-class service you'll find at Oakzanita Springs. Our RV camping areas are a bit remote, but you can get Verizon and Sprint cell service at the RV camp park. And even though we may be in the California mountains, we have a small camp store with basic camping supplies, novelties and ice. Best of all, Oakzanita Springs is just a short, 45-minute drive from all of San Diego's wonderful attractions. Year-Round RV Camp in California Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at Oakzanita Springs RV Campground. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  2. 8.

    Stagecoach Trails Resort

    2 Reviews
    27 Photos
    73 Saves
    Julian, California

    You will love this serene campground only 25 minutes from the quaint mining town of  Julian CA.  Set in a high desert (2400 ft) valley surrounded by Mountains adjacent to Anza Borrego State park with its hundreds of miles of vehicle, mountain bike and foot trails.  There is fishing 30 minutes away at Lake Cuyamaca, Golf in Borrego Springs and lots of nearby exploring and hiking.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $39 - $9999 / night

  3. 9.

    Thousand Trails Pio Pico

    13 Reviews
    63 Photos
    48 Saves
    Dulzura, California

    Thousand Trails Pio Pico RV Camping is a full service RV Resort in California located south of San Diego, close to many attractions such as the zoo, Sea World and museums. We are twenty minutes from Mexico, so day trips south of the border are not only a possibility but also a great opportunity. Members come to Pio Pico for the peace and quiet of nature as well as to escape the day to day rush of the big cities. It is considered a "destination" RV Resort in southern California, and all members enjoy the hospitality of the staff. Pio Pico RV Resort offers a year round classic American food cafe at an affordable price.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort

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    Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort

    4 Reviews
    5 Photos
    31 Saves
    Niland, California
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Group

    $30 - $213 / night

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