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Palomar Mountain

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Small cabin community surrounded by mountains and pine forests. Excellent place for camping, hiking & star gazing in San Diego county. Amateur astronomers love this dark sky area. Star Parties w/ telescopes are quite common in the warmer months at the Observatory Campground.
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elevation: 6140' population: 245 zip code: 92060


pine & oak forests, meadows & great views

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San Diego County
N of Escondido
off Hwy. 76



  • backpacking
  • biking
  • camping
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • stargazing
  • Palomar Observatory
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Palomar Mountain State Park
  • Cleveland National Forest
  • Lake Henshaw
  • Agua Tibia Wilderness
  • Pala Wilderness Gardens Park
  • Hellhole Canyon Preserve
  • Palomar County Park
  • Palomar State Park
  • palomar mountain campgrounds

    Palomar Mountain State Park
    Crestline Group Campground
    Palomar Observatory Campground
    Dripping Springs Campground
    Indian Flats Campground
    Oak Grove Campground
    Fry Creek Campground Palomar
    Lake Henshaw Cabins
    Oak Knoll Camp @ South Grade
    Palomar State Park Campground

    tent camping

    A small community of mountain cabins with a restaurant, a general store & post office. Rental vacation cabins & a coupla historic lodges make up the choice in accommodations. Several National Forest campgrounds, plus the Palomar State Park campground & one private RV park, are among the choice for overnight camping.

    nearby towns:
    Warner Springs
    local links:

    Palomar Mountain Community

    Mothers Kitchen Restaurant
    Palomar Mountain General Store
    Palomar Hikes
    Oak Knoll RV Park
    Mt Palomar Resort & Cabins
    Palomar Observatory - Caltech Astronomy
    Cycling Routes Palomar Mountain
    Historic Palomar

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