Visitor Centers - Laguna Mountain and El Cariso

In addition to the district ranger stations located on each of our three districts, (Palomar, Descanso, Trabuco) we have two visitors' centers providing information to forest visitors.

Located on the Sunrise Highway, Descanso Ranger District, the Laguna  Mountain Visitor Center is open Fridays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  and Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).

Laguna Mountain Visitors Center

*The Laguna Mountain Visitors Center

Laguna Mountain Restrooms

*Restroom Facilities at Laguna Mountain Visitor Center


The El Cariso Visitor Center, located next to the El Cariso fire station off of the Ortega Highway. At 32353 Ortega Highway Elsinore, CA 92530 is open periodically on the weekends for information only.  No pass or map sales.


El Cariso Visitors Center

*El Cariso Visitors Center