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22000 Highway 76 La Jolla Indian Reservation, Pauma Valley, CA 92061-9721
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#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Pauma Valley
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4.0
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2.4
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2.9
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Gabriela M wrote a review Aug 4
San Diego, California6 contributions
We recently went camping 1.5 weeks ago. Absolutely no water, so I was worried the kids were not going to have fun. This included 3 families with 6 teenagers, 3 young kids 7-9 yr old. One of the Aunties brought water ballons, water guns and the kids had a blast. Super clean porta-potties, security was seen cruising about every 2-3 hours, trash was picked up 2-3 times a day (for sure every morning), super friendly staff. My 9 yr old daughter got a rash from stinging nettle while exploring between the rocks and trees. We called the attention of a security guard passing by, he told us to go to the entrance office. By the time we got there he had already called them and they were ready to see her. They knew what to do and quickly put my daughter at ease. Just as the lady said the inflamation and bumps were gone in a couple of hours after rinsing and ice compress. We took a speaker and it ran out of juice after 2 days, we asked to charge it at the office and not only did they charge it, one of the securities brought it back to us. Our kids young and old had a blast around the bomb fire, walking around looking for wood. Another group of campers asked our kids if they wanted to play soccer, they played and lost one day and got together the next day for a rematch (about 25 players, kids and adults). It was about 90+ degrees, definitely need canopies. Lots of yellow jackets, so Recommend you keep your area clean and food sealed when not eating, bring bug repellant. Also, before coming we had planned for a total of 5 groups, but we had a family emergency and 2 groups couldn't come, we were refunded our money immediately hassle free. I can honestly say that the staff here goes beyond the call of duty, friendly and happy. Our kids can't wait to go again. This was our 3rd time and each time we have had different experiences but all great. THANK YOU LA JOLLA INDIAN CAMPGROUND!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Martin wrote a review Jul 2022
Nephi, Utah2 contributions
Tried to get beach camp sites but all were booked. Choose La Jolla as our next best option. Great site, plenty of site choices, running water close at hand, plenty of bathrooms (combination port-a-potties and flushing), well maintained. My only complaint is that the showers were cold, but I’m a diva! The weekend was hopping, but fellow campers were pretty respectful of the noise curfew.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Monique M wrote a review Jul 2022
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The staff are exceptional! They went above and beyond to keep us safe. There were some drunk teens being so loud, vandalizing and tagging on signs and portable potty’s. My cousin told them to leave our area and respect quiet hours and one girl from their group threatened to bust a cap. The teens were sitting close to my car so we had to tell security. Fred parked his truck across the street and was there all night to prevent anything from happening to our vehicles. Eventually they caught the teenagers. Staff made sure we were safe and with peace of mind to sleep soundly. It was definitely a memorable experience and I would come back most definitely!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Irene V wrote a review Jun 2022
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We had a great time as we always do Facilities were cleaned daily Mens restrooms were not in working order, but women's were Only beef is website says pet friendly but on site they say service dogs only
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Cliff J wrote a review Jun 2022
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My family and I wanted a short getaway and this camping trip was perfect. We didn't have internet or service and no one to bother us. It was perfect. The campground was clean and staff was friendly. The scenery was peaceful and nice. We will come back for sure.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Tamara wrote a review Apr 2022
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Based on older reviews was hesitant to stay, but decided to chance it for a week stay. Quiet, clean, well-maintained and peaceful. They even take all of the grounds for leaves, etc. A great, beautiful place to stay. Will be coming again. It is also conveniently located to casinos, fresh produce stands and 45 minutes to Temecula wine country for day trips.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mark S wrote a review Feb 2022
Laguna Hills, CA19 contributions8 helpful votes
Took a troop of Boy Scouts to Palomar to do some downhill biking. We spent the night at La Jolla Campground because its very convenient to Palomar Mtn State Park. Teresa at the reservation site was very helpful and responsive. We were hoping to have a campfire as well, and so I had to clear it with the Fire Chief. Chief Ruise was really helpful, and the wind was low enough that a campfire was safe. The site (Group Campsite 4 was large and had plenty of individual tent sites to pick from. The boys and the adults enjoyed it. We'll be back.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Mario F wrote a review Sep 2021
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First time visiting and all staff and park rangers are rude with every question you ask. Not much to do here. River was dry and zip line closed. Pretty boring. Restrooms have not been cleaned in months. Won’t visit again!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Brandon B wrote a review Sep 2021
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I wanna call it 3.5 stars. Minus 1.5. Have been camping here quite a few times, and never had an issue, this time I Had a grounds keeper that had a bit of a rough delivery when delivering the rules. The approach of this grounds keeps was extremely direct for people trying to enjoy them selves. Had a portable shower set up, When he drove up, with a hard tone said “your little toilet you can’t have that” never explained why just said no, with no smiles no explanation. So that’s the minus 1 point, and -.5 since the bathrooms and portapotty’s are so distanced out.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Heather S wrote a review Sep 2021
San Diego, California1 contribution
This place was trashy!! Beer caps, broken glass, plastic bottle caps, cigarette butts, and balloons everywhere. The bathrooms were not cleaned once with us being there for 3 days. The portapotties were full and needed to be pumped. Even with the river dry, there is trash everywhere in it. I hope they clean that before it ends up in the ocean. I have been to another Native American campsite before and it was very clean. I can't believe these Native's disrespect the Earth like that here in San Diego. Shame on you for your trashy, disgusting, campgrounds. Way overpriced at $55 a night. Save your money on this place.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Jolla Indian Campground
Which popular attractions are close to La Jolla Indian Campground?
Nearby attractions include Palomar Mountain State Park (4.9 miles), Boucher Hill Fire Lookout Tower (3.4 miles), and Palomar County Park (2.5 miles).
Are there any historical sites close to La Jolla Indian Campground?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Boucher Hill Fire Lookout Tower (3.4 miles).