Corral Canyon Campground, Campo, CA

Descanso Ranger District

Cleveland National Forest

Free Camping Near Morena Lake, CA

Corral Canyon Campground is a free, developed campground offered by Cleveland National Forest. There are 20 campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, and vault toilets. This campground makes for a popular base camp for OHV riders, mountain bikers, and hikers.


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Descanso Ranger District

Cleveland National Forest

District Office

Tel: (619) 445-6235

Official campground webpage


GPS: 32.7131, -116.5716

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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 Corral Canyon Campground

Corral Canyon Campground is located within the Corral Canyon OHV Area and provides a convenient camping opportunity for those using the surrounding trails. Campsites are nestled amongst an Oak grove with views of chaparral and desert for miles. Trails can be accessed from just outside of the campground, linking many to the greater OHV Area for more options.

An permit is required to camp here. You can use either an Interagency Pass (buy one online), or a Forest Adventure Pass (see list of retailers). Without a permit, it costs $5.00 per night to camp here.

Access road along Corral Canyon Tl is all paved from the start at Buckman Springs Rd to the campground, a distance of 7.2 miles. Corral Canyon Rd continues on after the campground as a dirt road, mostly used by OHV riders.

Campsites at Corral Canyon Campground can accommodate small to medium-sized trailers and motorhomes, perhaps no larger than 28 feet.

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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