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25 RV Parks near Pine Valley, California
Jan 2019 - $1.00
Loved the remote location of the park while still being within an hour to everything in San Diego. Our 32’ trailer was really tight (roads and hills) but doable. We stayed in the non-sewer section but the restrooms were clean with really hot showers). Enjoyed our stay here! - Few Miles
Apr 2016 - $1.00
This is a very nice park situated near Descanso,ca.It is back in a mountain area,secluded and quiet.There is no cable and internet is in the club house.We had a very enjoyable stay here for 4 days and will return when passing through. - lapazjim
Oct 2015 - $1.00
As several have mentioned, the turn into the park is very sharp if coming from the south. Hwy 79 coming in is narrow and winding, not for the faint of heart. The campground is typical of most TT campgrounds in that is rustic, but clean and serviceable. We stayed in the "A" section which is primarily 30 amp and water, no sewer. We were right across the street from the bathroom, then a short walk on the sidewalk to the pools and lodge. Loved the convenience! Many of the roads (especially in "B" section are hilly and small, and could be difficult for larger rigs. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We found the water pressure to be a bit weak at the site, but showered at the bathroom, which was OK. We camped in a 33' rig and would definitely return. - JohnandTeresa
Sep 2017 - $12.00
Burnt Ranchería is a typical forest service campground. Beautiful location. Spacious sites. Excellent hiking right from the campground. No amenities. The campground is on Mt. Laguna, 90 minutes from the center of San Diego, so expect it to be full or nearly full on weekends when it's open, with is from May-October. The sites are spacious, but hard to get in or out of for a bigger rig. The campground was clearly created in the days when vehicles were a bit smaller. It feels more like a tent campground that has a few RV's. A few sites are quite nice for RV's, especially smaller ones, but most are not even close to level. No electric hookups or dump station. There are threaded water spigots everywhere, but any time anyone tried to use them, the camp host, a guy we quickly nicknamed "Mr. Grumpy," would rush up in his cart and say that we weren't allowed to fill our tanks. The only thing we found in the written rules was that water was for "personal use only," so we think his interpretation of the rule was his own, and not official forest service policy, but whatever. The other issue was the wasps. They were swarming every water source, including our dog water dish, and the large number of water spigots that were leaking. Maybe if Mr. Grumpy had fixed some leaks instead of chasing people with hoses....but I digress. Cell coverage was enough to keep up with email, but not much else. I really wanted to like this place. It has so much beauty going for it. But the large number of people and Mr. Grumpy made it hard to love. - AnnP
Jun 2011 - $20.00
Burnt Rancheria campground is a seasonal campground open from mid May to mid October. This is a gem of a campground, very clean and well maintained. It is in a National Forest so as mentioned in an earlier post, roads are narrow, thankfully one way and negotiating your spot with a "big rig" can be tricky. Turns are tight in places and expect to "rub" some branches at the very least either on your roof or on the sides or both. They list some pull through sights though I didn't see any, perhaps for the camp hosts. There aren't any hook up sights what so ever as listed (again except for campground hosts) but water abounds with water spigots just about every where you look so there is no shortage of access to water. We stayed in space #46 which is right across from a camp host and right next to one of the many restrooms. I would stay in this space again as water is right next to it if you should run out as we did. The only draw back of staying next to one of the restrooms is they are lighted throughout the night, could be good for those that may need it but I'd rather a spot with less or no light at night. Camp hosts spaces are lighted throughout the night as well. All in all a wonderful place to stay with many attractions nearby. Just to mention a number I think are worth seeing. Julian CA is about 20 miles away and the San Diego Historical Rail Road Museum in Campo CA, that actually hosts two train rides/runs on both Saturday and Sunday is about 25 miles away. Either is plenty worth the drive to go to. - E&J push'n wind
Aug 2009 - $19.00
A beautiful campground in the Cleveland National Forest east of San Diego. Located at about 5,000 feet, so usually above the coastal marine layer. Can get cold in the winter (with snow), but that's rare. Typical national forest campground. Sites well-spaced, lots of shade. Direct access from the campground to the Pacific Crest Trail so lots of hiking opportunities. Three camp hosts on site, so help/assistance available if needed. Although previous reviewers have indicated that this park is big rig friendly, I would take that with a dose of common sense. As with many national forest campgrounds, the roads are narrow in some places and overhead clearance for limbs is a challenge. In fact, in a motorhome of typical height, there are no interior roads you can navigate without collecting a few tree marks. The best big rig sites would be those near the entrance (14, 17, 18, 19) because you can back into those from the entrance and avoid the trees. We stayed in #3 - a great site, but getting out was a little more complicated. Again, a great location. We enjoyed ourselves. Just be careful of the trees. - FireFlyer
Dec 2017 - $25.00
This park is at 6000' elevation. We stayed for 4 days before new years. It was really cold - as in the low 30's at night and high 50's during the day. California is in a drought and had a high fire danger when we stayed. We were not able to use the fire pits. That is understandable, but they specifically came around and told us we could not even use our portable propane camp chef fire pit within the fire ring. I thought that was a little excessive. The flame is not jumping out of the pit and surely not starting a fire outside of the fire ring. That meant not being outside after the sun went down and the temp dropping. I saw 4 tent campers show up, and not make it past one night and I believe it was due to the cold and no fires. Not the campgrounds fault it was cold, but propane fire pit should be allowed. The campground hosts had all of the sites with reservations up coming posted on the campsites way before people showed up. What this did was make people think the campsites were already taken. Nearly every campsite had one of these even when the people were not showing for a week or more out. There is a stop sign at the front that says you have to pay, but it says nothing about if you have a reservation. We waited for 5min for the camp host to come out but they never did. We did see someone drive around a couple times a day. The campground says 40' available - no way. I have a 35' travel trailer and this place is tight. The length of the sites is bad, but not as bad as the width of these sites or the level. This is an old campground made back before slides. We were able to get out slides out, but only because we were lucky by picking site 30. The campsites are nice and big with a fire pit and table and plenty of room between the neighbors - this is the best part. I am not sure why this campground doesn't have a dump as there are two camp host sites with full hookups on each end of the campground. - nunyadamn
Aug 2013 - $10.00
This was a very nice campground located about one hour from San Diego. There were some hiking/biking trails. It was fairly quiet, each site had a picnic table and fire ring with grill on the end of the fire ring. Water was available through out the campground, just not at individual sites. The website says up to 40' motorhome, but it was a tight fit with our 34'. We stayed in the Shady area, but felt Meadow area had some larger sites. I looked in the bathrooms and they looked quite clean. For a campground this size they could use additional shower facilities. I only saw two buildings with two showers each. There is a fee to use them. There was no signal for our cellphone(Verizon.) The campground hosts were very friendly. - retiredatc
Oct 2011 - $20.00
Beautiful campground with lots of nice spots and good separation. Some spots are not very level. Many hiking trails and dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on the trails. General store is a few miles away. No hook-ups, and no dump station available. Water is available. There is a table and fire ring at site. We have camped here many times. - rvmike
Jan 2019 - $29.00
We came here after our first choice, a national forest site was closed due to the government shut down. Turns out it is quite a nice place. Lots of site that are very well placed and shaded. Roads are paved, sites are gravel with picnic tables and fire rings. Lots of grass between sites. It was quiet when we were there, but it was winter. Bathrooms are not heated. There is a nice loop hike that incorporates part of the PCT. Good ATT service, non existent Verizon service. - ALbums
Feb 2016 - $32.00
When we arrived, the park was jammed full. When we left it was empty. So we saw it both ways. The sites are close together, on dark sand. The lake had seen better times, much better times. I think it is about one quarter of it's original size. The boats for rent were somewhat pathetic with useless weights on thin rope for anchors. They were also quite beat up. So much for fishing. The restrooms and showers were built of cinderblock with cement flooring that looked very uninviting. Actually the building looked like something you would see in an abandoned military facility. We do not plan to return. - Vic and Marsha
Oct 2015 - $27.00
Nice county campground. The trees along the roadway need to be trimmed for those with big rigs. Full hookup sites are now available. Bad stickers in the area around the sites, not good for dogs! Enjoyed our weekend there. - Sally Chew
May 2007 - $25.00
This is a small quaint RV park. We liked the isolation for a few days of down time. There is a lake within 5 miles from the park. But no other services close by. There was only 30 amp and it was weak service. Very nice landscaping through out the park. Very friendly and helpful staff. They only have a dump station in one corner of the park. We enjoyed the quiet nights in the hills with no traffic noise or trains. - Awesome Navigator
Feb 2018 - $35.00
As the previous comments mentioned, this park is in a remote location and is in dire need of maintenance. It's a huge park, but less than half has usable utilities. Check-in was easy, you pick your own site. Check out the pedestals before lowering your jacks, not all sites have working utilities. Plenty of dry camping on the back 40. The utility pedestals are in rough shape. The power drops between 115V-108V if you use major appliances. Recommend that you run the water a bit before hooking up due to residue/rust in the pipes. Sewer connections are at ground level but adjacent sites did not have caps covering the openings. The good? Friendly staff and a nice place to relax during the week. On weekends, the weekend warriors have the run of the park with virtually no rules. It is a dog-friendly park - dogs get to roam free and can poop on your site at will. So, if you like a park with no rules, this is it. Lots of dead trees - "widowmakers". While we were there, one 30 foot tall widowmaker fell on a 5th wheel about 100ft. away causing significant damage. The park is in a good location if you have a Jeep or off-road vehicle. Lots of trails. nearby. Everything here is just old and run-down. I don't think that we will stay here again - I like a park with at least some rules. - jl2000
May 2016 - $35.00
This place was very peaceful and quiet, but very empty this time of year. The host was very nice and offered help, although we could see that a lot of the facilities were rundown and needed work. Seems a little expensive for the state of repair. It has three pools and two hot tubs, but only a couple of them were running when we were here.
The park is a long way from any kind of store or anything else, so make sure you bring everything you need.
The stars at night were beautiful, very bright, and we could hear coyotes howling one night.
We might come back again sometime, but would probably bring along some friends to keep us company. The cleanliness of some of the facilities were not up to par though. - RV_Adventurer
Apr 2013 - $39.00
My rate stated includes tax and the $2/night dog fee. The main reason we decided to camp here is a friend's recommendation. The staff greeted us in a very friendly manner and they were very helpful and available. The sites are very spacious. The problem here is deferred maintenance. Everything that has been painted needs repainting. The signs within the park are all old and faded or broken. The sites themselves were a weed patch. I still have foxtails and plant matter stuck to my UGG boots. The bathroom gets an extra point for the hand painted tarantula on the stall door. The bathroom loses a point for a hole in the wall covered up with a sheet of paper asking to keep the door closed. I assume that rule is to keep the wild animals out. The pool bathroom had a broken hinge on the stall door. There was no soap in the bathroom either. The solar heated jacuzzi was nice, but cloudy water made me feel I was in a natural pool. The rec room with a pool table was locked up the whole time we visited over the weekend. Too bad some of that solar heated water did not help the freezing pool. I would not return until they made some improvements. I would rather camp in a primitive camp or nearby county park than go back there. - Dave from California