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Palomar Mountain State Park Doane Valley Campground California

Palomar Mountain State Park Doane Valley Overview

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Palomar Mountain State Park Doane Valley campground has 31 campsites for RVs (up to 27 feet) trailers or tents in the beautiful Cleveland National Forest. A hike/bike camping area is also available.

The campground has a campfire center, flush toilets, showers, drinking water and overflow parking area. Camp roads and parking spurs are also paved. Doane Creek also runs past the campground and a few trailheads start from the campground.

Almost all have of the sites have stairs either up or down to the camping area. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring, grate, grill and food storage cabinet.

Palomar Mountain State Park Doane Valley – Area Recreation

Palomar Mountain State Park features spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, camping, stargazing, wildlife viewing, picnicking, hiking, biking and fishing (trout) in Doane Pond.  A beautiful Coniferous forest covers much of the 1,897 acres and the area feels much like something you’d find in the Sierra Nevada.  East of the park is the world-famous Palomar Observatory.

The Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park is great organization that has been instrumental in helping to obtain grants and additional funding to promote, protect and maintain the Park. Opportunities to volunteer and help maintain the park are also available.

Other campgrounds in the area include Fry Creek and Observatory. Both campgrounds can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs.

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Amenities
  • Amphitheater
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Fireplace
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Iron Ranger
  • Nature Center
  • Observatory
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Showers
Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Creek
  • Cultural Sites
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Programs
  • Nature Trails
  • Observatory
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Pond
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
19952 State Park Drive
Palomar Mountain, California 92060
760 742-3462
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Best Campsites

8, 9, 16, 26, 29 and 30

Regions
Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

5,000

# of Campsites:

31

Palomar Mountain State Park Doane Valley Photos & Video

Palomar Mountain State Park Area View
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