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Quick Facts

El Cariso North Campground

Elevation: 2,600 Feet (810.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Maximum RV Size: 22 Feet (6.9 Meters)
Number of Sites: 24 Campsites
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

El Cariso North Campground offers 24 first-come, first-served campsites. The campground is located adjacent to the Ortega Highway, 25 east of San Juan Capistrano and 5 miles west of Lake Elsinore. Campsites provide water, fire rings, tables, pedestal grills, parking spurs and pit toilets. Maximum RV length is 22'. Supplies are available in San Juan Capistrano, Lake Elsinore and El Cariso Village.

Visitors should check bulletin boards for activities in campgrounds or stop by the El Cariso Visitor Information Center in the El Cariso Fire Station complex on Ortega Highway.

Two favorite nearby walks for families are the El Cariso Nature Trail, a 1.5 mile loop that begins at the El Cariso Fire Station and the San Juan Loop that begins off the Ortego Highway across from the Country Cottage Candy Store.

Directions from Lake Elsinore, CA: Travel 5 miles west on Ortega Highway (Hwy. 74), located adjacent to the highway.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .

Fee Information
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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping El Cariso North Campground
ICON Hiking & Walking El Carison Nature Trail, San Juan Loop
ICON Viewing Scenery Trabuco Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Trabuco Ranger District

Related Activities
El Cariso Nature Trail - El Carison Nature Trail provides a self-guided loop that begins at the Forest Service Station at El Cariso.

San Juan Loop Trail - San Juan Loop Trail offers an easy 2.1-mile hike or bike ride suitable for children.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Trabuco Ranger District, 1147 East Sixth Street , Corona, CA, 91719, Phone: 909-736-1811, Fax: 909-736-3002, mailtrd/r5_cleveland@fs.fed.us


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