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Upper San Juan Campground Cleveland National Forest California

Upper San Juan Overview

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Upper San Juan campground has 18 single-family campsites and is located at 1,800 feet in the Cleveland National Forest about 9 miles west of Lake Elsinore. This is a prime California Poppy viewing area in the spring, and there’s also some really nice mixed-used trails.

The small campground is first-come, first-serve and can accommodate tents, and smaller trailers & RVs. Each site also has a table, fire ring and grate. Campground amenities include drinking water and vault toilets.

Upper San Juan – Area Recreation

The Cleveland National Forest provides habitat for native wildlife, as well as a natural refuge and playground for many of the 3 million plus residents in the greater San Diego area. Outdoor activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

El Cariso and Blue Jay are two other nearby campgrounds.


First Come, First Served

  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Highway 74
Lake Elsinore, California 92530
858 673-6180
Best Campsites

1, 6, 11.

Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

Year Round



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