Palomar Mountain California Campgrounds
29 RV Parks near Palomar Mountain, California
Aug 2013 - $30.00
This campground is within Palomar Mountain State Park, and it is great for families. The road in to the campground is narrow and windy. Fortunately, there is not much traffic. Our group had RVs in sites 30 and 31. Site 30 is a pull through, level, close to the bathrooms. Site 31 has a lot of trees but is not even close to level. The Ranger programs are fun, there are many trails to hike, and a fishing pond within walking distance. - latraveler18
May 2017 - $15.00
I stayed here for a couple months. The roads in the park are a bit narrow and rough for rv's to traverse. In spots they are nearly impassible and heavily rutted. Few spots are level. Mine was so unlevel I could not level my rig. The only internet available was theirs though they told me I would be able to get my own wired -sure, if you want to put up a 30 ft tower for satellite reception as I later found out! Their wifi is highly weak and unreliable and they'll charge you for that. Their laundryroom and single washer and 2 dryers were dirty. My clothes came out smelling worse than they went in. It's 15 mi through the beautiful mtns for shopping and descent food -Escondido. The worse part is they for some reason wanted to keep moving me to a different spot each month. That was maddening. The lease agmt they will want you to sign requires you to waive 1 or more rights. I will never be back and strongly recommend you NOT visit. It's a beautiful area, but I could not find a worthwhile park around for fair value. I would consider another region. Beautiful area, but lousy park. - 2 maybe 3 eagles
Jun 2012 - $40.00
According to the campground's website, they can accommodate trailers and 5th wheels up to 40'. This is simply not true! The road that runs through the campground is steep, winding, and over hung by hundreds of low branches. In retrospect, we should have left as soon as we arrived. The park is old, run down, and covered in red ants and thorns. The fellow campers were noisy and inconsiderate with no supervision from staff. The pool was old and dirty. Several other fellow RV campers we spoke to agreed. The sites are incredibly narrow, close together, not level, and overhung by very low branches. Although we are very experienced in maneuvering our 36' 5th wheel, we struggled to navigate the road through the park and then to get into our narrow site. After positioning our trailer on every leveling block we own, it still was not level because the site was so far sloped. When it was finally time to check out after two nights of very little sleep due to noisy campers that partied until 3 in the morning, we were finally told that the dump station that is listed on their website was not operational. The final straw came when trying to pull out of our pull-through site. Branches and sharp corners blocked by boulders made it almost impossible to navigate our trailer out. After over an hour of trying to maneuver between boulders and branches, our trailer was completely wedged between. We had to call for help and be towed out. Any type of RV, especially one of any length, should never attempt to camp at this campground. Only people in tents, who wish to party all night instead of sleep, should reserve a site at this campground. We will never return! - SoCalRVFamily
Sep 2007 - $30.00
Nice place in the wilderness, lots of shade and trees. No hookups but nice big spaces with picnic tables, great for ourdoor people who don't mind dry camping. There is water in the park and a spigot to fill your RV by the showers. Not much to do but enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery and the sunsets. Dogs loved it. We will be back. - coyotetraveler
Mar 2016 - $24.00
Private ownership of each lot and with different buildouts. Our lot was on the Mesa and had an outdoor kitchen and fire pit and some furniture. A pull-in site with a lake view. Paid $625 plus $70 for electric for a month. Additional $125 for their golf cart which was nice to have. There are a lot of sites for rent/sale so look at all of them before you make your choice. Lots of grass around the park which was great for our dog. There is also a large grassy dog park. Some activities. No wifi at site but strong Verizon signal for hotspot. Cable with many channels. Lot owners were very friendly to us. Only down side is that it is 18 miles to Temecula on a 2 lane curvy road. We never made the drive after dark and don't think I would want to. All the shopping you need is in Temecula though and a wonderful farmer's market. - thekites
Nov 2015 - $75.00
This is a reservation only, privately owned, destination type resort located 20 minutes east of Temecula on Hwy 79. Plenty of sites available for rent: Class A and 5th Wheel rigs (no toy haulers at this post), and I believe the 10-year rule is adhered to as well. Best to contact the on-site Fairway Associates team Monday through Saturday 10-4, as these friendly professionals will answer any questions and get you set-up for a weekend, the winter or life. Choices range from golf course or panoramic views, close to clubhouses and pools or against the perimeter fence and back-country ambiance.
We've over wintered here for years, first in a 32' Class A with tow car, now with a 43' 5'ver. Love it.
Dog friendly, however not much to entertain children. (There IS room to fly a kite and a cool little fishing pond.) Amenities and activities are structured for drinking age adults.
No food or fuel, so fill up on both before heading out of Temecula. There is on-site propane service. - FosterImposters
Aug 2015 - $60.00
Out of the way. Great setting.
Golf course and a number of swimming pools restrooms and laundry rooms. - User3771
May 2008 - $25.00
This is perhaps the worst RV park we've stayed at in over two years. Their website gives the false impression of being on Lake Henshaw. Actually, the lake is across the highway and far down the hill. They absolutely will not take reservations and as they told me "You have to defend your space if you leave for the day." When we arrived, I should have realized why they have a large "NO REFUNDS" sign in the office. The clerk showed me a map of 16 hookup spaces that aren't occupied by full timers. We could choose whatever space we wanted that was available. Six of those spaces were on an approx. 10 degree slope and were only above 15 feet long before dropping off to a 30 degree slope. You wouldn't even put a tent on these spaces. Of the other 12 spaces, they were level but short. Our 31 foot RV stuck out about six feet into what would be the driveway (if there was such a thing designated). There was nothing but hard packed dirt with nothing to separate the spaces. If the placed had been full, the spaces would be too narrow to put a table between them. The electrical connection was at the bottom underneath the box? I only discovered it when another camper nearby told me where to look. We had arrived late, so decided to see if it looked any better in the morning. Unfortunately, morning arrived at 6:45 AM when we were awakened with loud Mexican music coming from a full timer across the street. This was the last straw. Even though we paid for two nights, we packed up and left that morning. Remember that they don't give refunds- and now you know why. The bathrooms were dirty with spider webs and discarded cigarettes on the floor. The pool was hopefully not open because the water was dark and dirty. There seemed to be some tent camping sites which seemed better and wee located away from the RV/Mobile Home sites. The entire place is on a steep hill. If you have an RV, stay away from this place!!! - woody5
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Not a bad place but it's dusty and dry. The campground was crowded and noisy with weekender inner-tubers for their 'Lazy River' tube experience. The zip line course was awesome. - Anctmariner17
May 2016 - $27.00
Level dirt sites with lots of oak trees. Sites are spacious. Trees not trimmed well. Big rigs beware. Many hairpin turns to get into camp. Limited sites for large rigs. Low hanging branches. But if you can get in without damaging your rig, the camp (in off season) is quiet. Very rural. Take whatever you need as stores are far away. GPS is so-so to get you there. We used 2 different ones and both would have taken us wacky routes. (From the 15, take the 76 east and you'll be OK.) Note that campground is on the south side of street, not north as more than one GPS shows. No AT&T service, but Verizon is OK. No Wi-Fi. No amenities. Only one restroom for entire camp and it was less-than-stellar. But there are porta-potties in various locations. Probably would not go again. - DrM Traveler
Jul 2009 - $35.00
The GOOD: Tubing down the river was the best part. The people working there were friendly. The BAD: Otherwise the place was full of visitors that can be described as "THUGS FOR LIFE." Campsites were overcrowded. People were chopping wood at 11:30 pm outside our window. Blaring Mexican music was a common occurrence. The bathrooms were filthy. Human excrement in the urinals, which were NOT cleaned. The showers were ONLY cold water with NO shower heads, just a stream shooting out of a straight pipe. There were not nearly enough bathrooms for the number of people in the park. Electrical hookups were shady at best. Our breakers kept popping and it was BARELY enough to keep the RV cool. SUMMATION: We had a good time regardless of the conditions. But I doubt we will be back, as there are plenty of other places in southern California that offer better camping conditions. - lagreca
Sites: 283 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 27 Reviews
Mar 2018 - $40.00
We have stayed here 3 times now and have always enjoyed our stay. Large sites, not cookie cutter sites like most parks, plenty of activities, a ways outside of town which make it very quiet. It's a membership park and you can't make reservations which can make it a bit tough and iffy to get in. The biggest thing for us now is that the last time we stayed the price was $25 but now if you are a 50amp rig the cost is $40 per night with NO DISCOUNT for weekly or a month which make it crazy high for what you get. - hdrider
Dec 2016 - $5.00
Just a quick visit to the boondocking area, but we will certainly return to this gem! Beautifully maintained HUGE property with all the amenities you could wish. Surprised to find a great, active airgun range on the far edge of the property: that's an amenity we've never seen! Landscaped walking paths wind around boulders; a waterfall and some ponds add interest. Front office staff friendly and helpful. Temecula is the nearest town for real shopping; about 15 miles away. $5 dump fee in the boondocking area. - InHabitants
Dec 2015 - $24.00
One of the best places we have ever stayed. All sites are leased and are put into a rental pool when the leaseholder is out of the park. We were given site 660, which is roughly 55'x70', just down the road from the clubhouse. It has a large heated pool, two spas kept at different temps and a really nice library. Other highlights include two dog parks and 70 acres of desert trails, two work shops, three laundries and showers, 4 pickleball courts, 400 scheduled activities a month and the nicest folks you could meet.
Jojoba doesn't take reservations, so if there is no leased sites available when you arrive, you can use the boondock area, which is also the nicest we have seen, with it's own laundry and restrooms. The new craft center is located in the boondock area, too.
Any guest has free use of all the facilities. All of this was built and is maintained by volunteers who live here. Very impressive. - bobcovey
Sep 2006 - $45.00
We had stayed at this park before and had a wonderful time, but it had been approximately 15 years prior. We were very disappointed in the changes that had occurred. The majority of the park is occupied by permanent residences, which include RV's and park model mobile homes. There are only around 10 full hookup campsites that can be used for campers. I only saw one tent site, which looked nice. The bathrooms that were located near us were closed the entire time we were there & smelled really bad. There was only one picnic table for all of the RV sites and you can get a fire pit upon request. There are 2 ponds, one looks like they are trying to empty it & the other looked nicer, but still had a lot of trash in & around it. There was no longer a store, or the large clubhouse that we remembered. The playground looked run-down & had graffiti written on it. The first night we were there, 2 men were involved in a fist fight. It was not very peaceful because there was always dogs barking and loud music playing. We couldn't walk our dog like we usually do, because there were always stray dogs running around that looked sick. The price for this campground was an astonishing $45 a night, what is normally paid for a camping resort. This campground is no resort. - lttldee
Jul 2017 - $70.00
We stayed overnight on our way to San Diego. The park was fine although we did not appreciate the loud music being played right up to quiet time. The park is a great vacation destination for families with mini-golf, hiking, bicycling... - Tinas
Jun 2017 - $45.00
Stayed up on the Chardonnay Meadows part of the Park. This is one of the only areas of the park that has Verizon cell service. This RV park is a very family friendly place to stay with three pools that can handle all ages of campers. They also have a bar that opens up on the summer weekends. We would definitely come here again. - Sandad
May 2017 - $65.00
We stayed here over Memorial day weekend 2017. The park was very full. All the premium sites were gone. We stayed in the lower Arryo Seco and it was a nice site partially shaded with sewer and water. Apparently the flooding this spring knocked out the power to the lower and upper Arryo seco area. Because of this we got 50% off our price which was great. The park was packed but still seemed quite spacious. We stayed here years ago and it was quite empty in October. The trail to vail lake is closed so no fishing. The flood knocked out the road to the lake. We went anyway as there is tons of hiking trails and my son went mountain biking here. there was nice pools open, volleyball, pickleball bocce ball. All free! We also went mini golfing twice for Free!. Kid heaven. The water slide is now closed unhappily probabaly not to reopen. We did not use the showers they work but are older. The kids gave this a 10**** I gave a seven as there are some older parts that need some work. Also they had live music at the pools and dancing at night. - Pumpman2
Apr 2017 - $45.00
Roads are in terrible shape. Our site was very difficult to back in. Farm animals nearby smelled awful. A run down trailer park not for short term campers. On side of a hill. - Geno1986
Mar 2016 - $23.00
Very nice and quiet. The FHU's are up top unless you're monthly. It's a little tight and laid out somewhat randomly. The dump station is also up top and very inconvenient, and the sign at the dump station apologizes for it. Says it can't be helped. - FLtravelers
Jun 2013 - $40.00
Just stayed 3 nights in a travel trailer at Woods Valley Kampground. We thought we had come to the wrong place at first, but it turned out to be a pretty good little camping spot! We rented spot #P5 which is a full hook-up site and is close to the swimming pool (not intentional, but we had no choice). When we arrived on the Thursday. It seemed like the park was empty except for the permanent residents who take up ALL of roadrunner flats, quail heights, and the area we were in - P. Actually, I think we were the ONLY full hook up spot that was not occupied by a full time resident. Thursday night was super quiet which was a great getaway from the traffic noise in orange county! The manager was great! Very helpful and friendly. Also, that they were trying to "tidy up" the park. Friday morning was blissful and so relaxing but by Friday afternoon an influx of families and children arrived, mostly in tents and travel campers, killing the quietness of the campground. Campers who were behind us in "boomerang" were up Saturday morning at 5:45am letting the kids run free! I'm all for a good time, but 5:45am really? I did venture into the restrooms to wash my hands after packing up, and I'm very glad to report that I have my own bathroom in my trailer to use! A little on the dirty side, but it was Sunday so that may have been why? If you are looking for a little piece and quiet in a relaxing setting, I suggest camping here during the weekdays, which we intend to do next time. And, If you have children, join in the madness on the weekends. It's kid heaven and they will love it. - kiwi14
Jul 2017 - $35.00
Took our camper out for its maiden voyage here. This place is such a lush little hidden gem right in San Diego. The park itself has three small ponds which are mosquito treated, and the ducks and swans are gorgeous there. They also sound hilarious. The lakeside spot was perfect, great drive thru spots open. The pool is clean and a hub for family and kids. Lots of residents here but they're very friendly. There's an easy hike if you walk to the back of the park and under the gate that rewards you with gorgeous views of Palomar and a few other lovely surprises. There's many old Oak trees and lots of shaded picnic tables. A small church group meets there in a natural outdoor amphitheater, walk up past it and you'll be rewarded with a serene, crystal pond that perfectly reflects all the trees and skies. The camp hostess is a local and she is very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly, and supportive. Note: the drive to get there is pretty tight and windy so sway bars help a lot. If you miss the turnout for the camp entrance don't worry there is a place for you to make a u turn with your rig albeit 3-4 miles down the road both ways. Watch out for military vehicles. - NSvihlDMD
Jun 2017 - $32.00
We booked in advance two nights.We Changed or plans. Camp ground gives no refunds for any reason. We went there. Saw how small the sites were, tried to get a 39ft fifth wheel in, but not enough room to maneuver. Finally insisted o a refund to size of site and conditions. Lady was good to help had to contact manager to do refund. Park is ok for small campers, but it is very old and needs some up grades. Would not go back in a big rig. - wedgedriver
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We stayed for the July 4th weekend and had a great time. The staff was polite and responsive. The bathrooms were clean enough. There were 3 showers for the women but small with no benches or ledges for your things.
The pool was clean and refreshing. We had electricity and water at the campsite, but not septic.
When we made our reservations they said we had to bring our own fire pit, but when we got there, they had put one on our site. Then on the second day they installed a BBQ for cooking near our picnic table, which was nice as we did most of our cooking outdoors.
The only problem we had was with campers next to us. A large party on several sites, they were loud, drinking and using foul language late into the night. Despite having "quiet hour" at 10 PM, no one did a thing, as the office was closed. So we were up late, trying to enjoy our own fire, but had to listen to that late into the night. We especially didn't appreciate our young boys having to endure that kind of language, the topics, etc.
We complained the next day. They were given a warning. We were given a phone number to call/text if it happened again w the promise they'd be 'escorted' out. However the next night it happened again, lasting well past 3 AM. I texted the number they gave us at 1 AM, but once again no enforcement.
We complained the next day and they said they didn't have anyone to patrol the campgrounds at night or enforce the rules because their security guard wanted 40 hours (full time work) but they didn't have a need for that. I asked why they didn't have someone just for the holiday weekend.
All in all, it was a good time despite the lack of sleep due to the lack of enforcement of the rules. - BarbaraD