Bobcat Meadow Campground, Campo, CA

Descanso Ranger District

Cleveland National Forest

Free Camping Near Lake Morena, CA

Bobcat Meadow Campground is a free, developed campground operated by Cleveland National Forest. There are 20 campsites available with picnic tables and fire rings, and 2 vault toilets. This is a popular base camp for OHV riders, hikers and horseback riders.


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Descanso Ranger District

Cleveland National Forest

District Office

Tel: (619) 445-6235

Official campground webpage


GPS: 32.7124, -116.5582

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Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: Yes, Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass

Max stay: 14 days

Amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets

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Camping at Bobcat Meadow Campground

Bobcat Meadow Campground is located within the Corral Canyon OHV Area and provides a camping opportunity convenient to several connecting trails. Campsites are nestled amidst Live Oak groves with views of chaparral and desert for miles with cooler temperatures and wide-spanning views as would be expected at its higher elevation. Trails can be accessed just outside the campground, which connect to all the trails in the greater OHV Area.

This campground generally stays light in terms of number of campers. You can usually get a campsite during the weekend. Most of these sites are small, but there are a few that can accommodate rigs up to 27 feet in length.

The access road (Los Pinos Rd) into Bobcat Meadow Campground is a narrow strip of asphalt. You want to start at Buckman Springs Rd, and take Corral Canyon Tl. It’s a 6.9 mile drive to the campground from here. Once you reach the campground, Los Pinos Rd continues on as dirt and gets very rutted.

Other Campsites Within 20 Miles Radius

Associated Documents

Cleveland National Forest Order 02-24-01, Prohibitions on campfires, smoking, and weapons, (eff: January 19, 2024, term: July 31, 2024)
Cleveland National Forest Order 02-22-11, Occupancy rules, maximum camping limits, (eff: July 13, 2022, term: July 12, 2024)
Motor Vehicle Use Map, Descanso Ranger District, Illustrates dispersed camping restrictions & OHV restrictions, (eff: January 1, 2017)

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