Boulder Oaks Campground is in Cottonwood Valley in the Cleveland National Forest, 3.8 miles northeast of Lake Morena (as the crow flies). The campground serves as a convenient stopping place for those hiking or horseback riding on the Pacific Crest Trail, except that the campground is closed from March through May to protect the breeding time of an endangered species, the arroyo toad. During those times water may not be available at the campground. (Use the PCT button to find information about the Pacific Crest Trail at Boulder Oaks Campground.)
Boulder Oaks Campground offers 32 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Six of the sites are doubles. Seventeen of the sites in a separate loop have corrals and are designated for those with horses. The equestrian sites require reservations while all the other sites are first-come, first-served. Campsites are shaded by oak and manzanita.
Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
Temperatures in the desert can reach 80-100 degrees in the spring. Visitors are advised to carry water and wear sun protective hats. Be aware of possible flash floods during storms. Check with the park for road conditions. Always notify someone of
your plans, including when you plan to return.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.