OAK GROVE CAMPGROUND

Overview

Located on the Cleveland National Forest, Oak Grove Campground is nestled in a valley of large oak groves and manzanita.

Recreation

Oak Grove Trail is a short walk of 1.5 miles and is located across Rt. 79, behind the Ranger Station. Oak Grove Trail is the oldest established trail on the Palomar Ranger District. Although a steep trail, it offers great views of the San Jacinto and San Gorgonio Mountains and the Oak Grove Valley as you gain elevation. The trail connects with the Oak Grove Truck Trail offering access to High Point Lookout (an additional 5 miles one way). Be prepared with plenty of drinking water.

Hikers interested in exploring will find nearby Agua Tibia Wilderness worth the drive as well.

Facilities

The campground is composed of two loops: Oak and Ribbonwood. Each campsite offers a picnic table and grill. There are flush toilets in Ribbonwood loop, and vault toilets on Oak loop. Drinking water is available.

Natural Features

The attractive campground is comprised of chaparral vegetation such as canyon live oaks, ribbonwood and chamise and offers open, but secluded sites. The area offers stargazers an opportunity to view the clear night skies.
Birders will be pleased with the variety of wildlife and opportunities for viewing. The Cleveland National Forest also boasts such species as mountain lion, bobcat, mule deer, coyote, gray fox, ringtail cat, long tail weasel, opossum, jackrabbits, desert cottontails, and California ground squirrel among many others.

Nearby Attractions

Palomar State Park and Palomar Observatory are located on county Rt. S6, where an active telescope is available for viewing by the public. Temecula Wine Country is also within driving distance. The closest town is Warner SpringsFrom Interstate 15 take the 79 East. The campground is on the north side of the highway, across from the fire station. From Temecula, take State Rt. 79 south 24.1 miles and turn left at campground sign.(760) 788-0250N