Adjacent to the Agua Tibia Wilderness, Dripping Springs is an amazing, dog-friendly campground in Temecula, California. The wilderness is a sensitive riparian habitat, home of the endangered Arroyo Toad. Its scenic beauty is complemented by well-maintained facilities and an attentive host.
Southern California chaparral covers the lovely hills that surround the campground. This is home to a variety of fauna and mammals. A rich coniferous forest lines up the mountain tops above the campground and the hiking trail is also described as beautiful by visitors. In addition to that, you get beautiful views of Vail Lake. Besides hiking, you can also go backpacking, trail running, and horseback riding, with special trails for these activities. While trails are close together, reviews highlight how friendly everyone is around the campground.
There are 34 single campsites and 9 equestrian sites at the campground, with a bench, fire pit, and a barbeque. You also get potable water and vault toilets. 2 horse corrals are provided. Showers are not provided but the restrooms are clean. Every space is clearly marked as open or reserved, with a nice, paved parking spot. The natural beauty, ease-of-use, and cleanliness of the campground are often highlighted by visitors in their reviews. While there are no showers, running water is available. The camp host and his family are also lauded for being helpful. You can do your part by cleaning up after yourself and Fido during your stay.
Many sites have cellular service and are close to stores. The crows may be a bit loud in the morning, and it's the campers making noise at night. At any rate, keep the crows from eating Fido’s food, and bring earplugs in case you’re too bothered by other campers’ noise. The Agua Tibia Wilderness has a 20-mile hiking loop. The Temecula Wine Country is also nearby. Before you return home, you can try some hunting or winery tours - available within 10 miles of Dripping Springs.