Boulder Oaks Eqst

Cleveland National Forest

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.

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.

Need to Know

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.

Nearby Attractions

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail


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.

Contact Information



Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 619-445-6235

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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. Campground is located on the right hand side of the road when heading east.

Available Campsites

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