McCall Equestrian Campground

Riverside County

San Jacinto Mountains

horseback rider

San Jacinto Mountains
Attractions and Activities

The San Jacinto Mountains provide great outdoor experiences year-round.

  • Birders look for Steller's jays, mountain chickadees, Clark's nutcrackers, red crossbills and others.
  • Hiking and horseback riding on mountain trails
  • Visit the Idyllwild Nature Center
  • Join a guided tour in Mount San Jacinto State Park
  • Take the Panorama Point Trail Interpretive Audio Tour
  • Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
  • Children ages 7 to 12 participate in the Junior Ranger Program in the state park.
  • Make the arduous hike to the summit of San Jacinto Peak. (best in spring or fall)
  • Watch for wildlife such as raccoons, weasels, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and perhaps even a bear or bighorn sheep
  • Winter cross-country skiing

Key Campground Regulations

  • Quiet Hours: 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. No generators or other sound producing equipment during quiet hours.
  • Natural Features: Plants, firewood, flowers, rocks, animals, artifacts, and other park features protected.
  • Pets: Must be on leash, never unattended. Clean up after your pet.

McCall Equestrian Campground

McCall Memorial Equestrian Park is a Riverside County park, located ½ mile west of Highway 74 at Mountain Center. The 88-acre mountain park is dedicated to trail riding and equestrian camping. Trails from the park connect with San Bernardino National Forest trails and subsequently with trails in the Mount San Jacinto State Park and with the Pacific Crest Trail. Riders can choose between gently rolling hills and meadows or challenging mountain routes.

McCall Equestrian Campground has 7 sites for groups with horses. The campground can be used by large or small groups. Facilities include 53 sturdy pipe corrals and watering troughs. While camping is permitted year-round, during the winter (December through March) campground facilities are not available except for a single spigot. Winter campers should use self-contained RVs or trailers.

Campground Basics
Location: Off Highway 74, ½ mile west of Mountain Center
Elevation: 4,400 feet
Mileage from Gateway Cities: Riverside - 53 miles
San Diego - 105 miles
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 7
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (additional vehicles $5 per night)
Pets: On leash, always attended, $2 each per night
McCall Memorial Equestrian Park: (951) 659-2656

Reservations available April through October, otherwise first-come, first-served
Booking Window: Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $17 per night
Groups $280 for minimum of 40 people per night, then $4 for each additional person
Reservations Information: (951) 659-2656
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

McCall Equestrian Park Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grills; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, corrals, watering troughs, trailer parking area
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump Station: Available at Lake Hemet
Nearby attractions: Horseshoe pits, South Fork Trail, South Ridge Trail,
Lake Hemet with a waterpark, boating, fishing, swim beach, and more
Mount San Jacinto State Park,
Lake Fulmor Picnic Area and trail
Idyllwild Nature Center,
Humber Park, Devil's Slide Trail to Tahquitz Peak

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