Burnt Rancheria Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Pines and oaks abound in the campground.

Paved spurs 20-29ft in length are available on 40 of the sites and are designed for tent camping and 2 vehicles with a tent. 25 sites have paved spurs between 30 ft - 39 ft and 24 sites have paved spurs between 40 ft - 49 ft for larger RVs. There are 22 sites longer than 50 ft to accommodate campers. 109 sites total.

There are no hookups or sanitary dump - nearest is located at the Buckman Springs Rest Area, 4 mi E of Pine Valley on I-8.

Children's activities and campfire programs are available during the summer as well as guided hikes. In addition to the guided hikes, a visitor might take the self-guided interpretive trail hike; brochures are available from the camp host.

Firewood is available for purchase from the camp host. Laguna Mountain - The San Diego State University Observatory sponsors "Star Parties" for campers at the Forest Service Campgrounds in Laguna Mountain Recreation area. These gatherings are conducted on most Saturday evenings during the summer months. More information on the schedule for these events can be obtained at the Visitor Information Center on Laguna Mountain (619) 473-8547.

Pacific Crest Trail Access.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Burnt Rancheria Campground is open, however, because of water shortages due to the Chariot Fire, water restrictions are in place.  Showers and flush toilets may be closed periodically for the next few weeks.
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov
  • A reservation charge is added to the price of the site. 
  • $22/Night for single unit $8/Extra vehicle over 2/night $7/Day use fee
Open Season: May 3
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Vehicles 40 ft. max.
Closest Towns: Pine Valley, CA
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Only 55 sites are available for reservation.

General Information

Directions: Located 40 miles east of San Diego, take Interstate 8 to the Sunrise Highway (S1) and travel 9.4 miles North.

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