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part ofCleveland National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


Boulder Oaks offers equestrian and family sites in the scenic Cleveland National Forest, about an hour away from San Diego, California.

Visitors are drawn here for the convenience of horseback riding and day hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail, as well as picnicking in the beautiful mountain setting.

Natural Features:

The campground sits at an elevation of 3,300 ft. with oak and manzanita trees providing shade. The surrounding mountains are dotted with sagebrush, and wildflowers add color to the landscape in spring and early summer. The area is home to many species of local and migratory birds. The campground is habitat for the endangered Arroyo Toad.


The national forest lends itself well to horseback riding and hiking. Boulder Oaks has direct access to a segment of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, a national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada. Horseback riding is also permitted on all Cleveland National Forest roads and trails, except for nature trails.


The campground consists of two loops. One has equestrian sites and corrals, and the other offers family campsites. The facility is equipped with one vault toilet.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Hiking
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Picnicking
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Water is turned off seasonally; call to verify if water is available.
  • To prevent wildlife from becoming a nuisance; secure all food and trash.
  • Click here to learn more about Cleveland National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
32.73028, -116.4825
32°43'49"N, 116°28'57"W

Boulder Oaks is located 55 miles east of San Diego, California. Take I-8 to the Buckman Springs Road exit. Continue east on Old Highway 80 for 2 miles to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


ALPINE  CA  90901

Phone Number:

Information:  (619)445-6235
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