There are a total of 42 sites, 36 single sites and six doubles.
The Observatory Campground is open seasonally from April to November and closes during the winter from December to March. During the summer months, visitors have the option of participating in "Star Parties," where the world-renowned observatory allows amateur astronomers to gaze into the night sky with high powered telescopes and explore the beauty of space.
At a Glance
The 36 single and 6 double campsites are available by reservation on http://www.recreation.gov/ Reservations must be made 8 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance.
Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets
There are ten (10) campsites that are first come, first serve. Fees: $15/night for single unit, $30/night for double unit, $5/night for extra vehicle
Vehicles 32 ft. max.
Santa Ysabel, CA
Coin operated hot showers, Flush Toilet (1), Vault Toilet (2)
An exciting amateur astronomy project occurs each summer and fall at Palomar Mountain's Observatory Campground. A group of amateur astronomers from all across southern California bring the beauty and the awe of the night sky to more than a hundred non-astronomers at a location only two miles from the world renowned Palomar Observatory.