Laguna Mountain is located in the southeastern portion of San Diego County in southern California.  The Laguna Mountain Recreation Area, located above 5,500 feet, is open year‑round recreational opportunities due to the area’s mild climate.  The recreation area includes Laguna Campground and Burnt Rancheria Campground, which together have 209 campsites and offer a variety of recreation activities.

Recreational activities in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area include camping, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, driving along the Sunrise Scenic Byway, hang gliding, and horseback riding.  If it snows during the winter, residents of San Diego, Imperial Counties and Mexico flock to Laguna Mountain for the day.  The Pacific Crest Trail and Noble Canyon National Recreation Trail cross through Laguna Mountain Recreation Area.


Burnt Rancheria Campground was listed in the May 1997 issue of Sunset Magazine as one of the top 100 campgrounds in the West, while Laguna Campground was named in 2008 among the Top 100 Family Campgrounds in America.

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every year at this time we get hundreds of people from around the world who come to hike the Pacific coast trail (pct). got to admire the spirit and physical ability to trek 2500 miles. happy to have you stay with us. ... See MoreSee Less

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Flash Bulletin!! Burnt Rancheria Campground will open on April 14th just in time for Easter Weekend!!! No reservations available - every site is first come first served. ... See MoreSee Less

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our camphosts discovered this lair/nest/den today and we could use some help identifying the residents. the mound has 3-4 entry/exits and is 2' high mostly made of dirt. comments? ... See MoreSee Less

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sometime in the past few weeks this musical instrument was inadvertently left behind and needs to return to its owner to once again make music... you'll need to know what is stamped on the case to claim. please spread far and wide. ... See MoreSee Less

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Breaking News: we have drinking water in all loops! The dry weather allowed us to find and repair the underground pipe breaks/ leaks. The showers and flush toilets at #64 are open. The showers at #94 are still closed due to a broken hot water heater. We're on it! ... See MoreSee Less