The Laguna / El Prado campground is located in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area - Cleveland National Forest. It's a beautiful mountain getaway & one of the most unique environments in San Diego county. It was designated a National Recreation Area by Presidential proclamation in 1926.
Our glamping sites are located within the The Laguna / El Prado campground. We have both tree tents and bell tents available on site. We can host groups of up to 24 people with our different combination of tree tents.
The region famous for its terrain that transitions from a desert environment to a mountain top conifer forest. The trails are fun to explore with picturesque scenery along the way. Within the recreation area is the Big Laguna Mountain Meadows & the Little Laguna Lake. It is forested with pines and oaks that provide plenty of shade, in addition to a meadow. The area is home to many species of birds, as well as the endangered Laguna Skipper butterfly.
The Laguna Mountain Recreation Area is known for great horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking trails. Most famous of all is a segment of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from California to the State of Washington. Wildflowers are usually abundant in April and May on the Big Laguna Trail, which takes visitors past Big Laguna Lake. Families can learn about the area's flora and fauna by attending educational programs at the facility's amphitheater. The El Prado Cabin is located at nearby El Prado Campground, is the first ranger cabin built in the Cleveland National Forest in 1911.
This is what's included as part of your glamping retreat:
- We reserve & prepare your site, which has been handpicked for the best glamping experience possible. Flush bathrooms/shower
- Rate includes all federal park fees & parking fees (maximum 2 vehicles) $10 per extra vehicle payable to RRM
- We set-up your Tentsiles tree tent that includes V-tech sleeping pad, sleeping bag & pillows
- 5-gallon drinking water dispenser that we re-fill as needed
- Hanging compartments & bins to keep things organized including all your kitchen utensils
- First Aid Kit
- Ambient lighting around your Tentsile, as well as a spotlight if needed at night
- Carpet & lounge chairs under your Tentsile, as well as seats around the campfire.
- Outdoor kitchen to cook & serve your group - table, stove-top, pots/pans, kettle, spices & kitchen utensils. Just bring your food.
It is your responsibility to know & abide by all the laws and regulations of the state parks and national forests at all times during your trip. You'll receive a briefing as soon as you arrive and we'll cover the park rules & regulations, as well as safety and proper equipment use.
The San Diego State University Observatory also sponsors "Star Parties" for campers most Saturday evenings during the summer (schedule can be obtained at the nearby visitor center or by calling 619-473-8547.