Fry Creek Campground

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Camp Type: Tent
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Permit: Not required
Shower: No
Wifi: Not available
Entrance Fee: $15.00
Campfire: Allowed
Pet Fee: None
Leash Rule: Unknown
Description
Fry Creek Campground is located in Cleveland National Forest in California. It sits in the very heart of the beautiful forest and is close to the world-famous Palomar Observatory. At almost 5,000 feet in elevation, the campground boasts incredible views of the surrounding area, including the Pauma Valley and dense evergreen forest. 

This campsite is popular with city folk from Los Angles and San Diego looking to get away from city life and experience all of the peace and nature that Cleveland National Forest has to offer. Peak season runs from April to December. 

In the area, you will have access to numerous trails and hikes throughout the national park. There is a loop trail that goes around Fry Creek Campground that you can explore with your pup. It is a great trail to see the local flora and fauna of the area, take pictures, and soak up nature and wildlife. You can also easily walk to the Palomar Observatory as well as it is only 2.2 miles away. Every year, a special event is held for amateur astronomers called Explore the Stars. People bring their telescopes and view the breathtaking planets and stars and experience the wonders of space together. 

At the actual campground, you will have access to campfire rings, grills, a picnic area, pit toilet, trash collection, a camp host, and fresh drinking water. There are no showers located at this campground. Campsites are covered by a thick canopy of pine trees, which provide an abundance of shade and protection from the sun. Dogs are welcome at the site, but they should wear a leash at all times. Always remember to bring poop bags so you can clean up after your dog. You can discard the poop bags during trash collection. Freshwater and a shady, comfortable place to lay down are essential for your pup as well. 

Overall, Fry Creek Campground is located in a quiet, peaceful area away from road noise and the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether you are a nature enthusiast or want to gaze at the stars and planets, you will love your stay at this site. 

Safety
Forest
Address
Co Hwy S6
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060
Open Months
April - December
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Address
Co Hwy S6
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060
Open Months
April - December