Boulder Oaks Campground in Campo, CA will run the average couple $14/night. You don’t get much, but it’s worth it for the water supply, toilets, and only 45 minutes to the ocean.
The campground and camping pads are clean. There’s a dumpster near the entrance to the camping loops. The vault toilets, although smelly, they get the job done.
Watch where you walk as the campground is designated as an equestrian site. It has several corrals to hold campers horses. Although we did not see any horses we did see evidence they were regular visitors to the camp.
Access is right off old CA-80, which runs parallel with I-8. The highway is relatively close, but the highway noise is barely noticeable.
Boulder Oaks Campground
Operational Hours: Year-Round
Reservations: First come, first serve. No reservations.
Fees: $14/Night for a single unit, $28/Night for a double unit, $5/Night for extra vehicle. Equestrian sites are $16/Night single unit and $32/Night double unit.
Restrictions: Vehicles 27 ft. max.
Closest Towns: Pine Valley, CA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Note: Boulder Oaks Campground is the only equestrian site on the Descanso district, offering 17 horse stables, 30 campsites, and local access to the Pacific Crest Trail.