El Prado Group

El Prado Group

The El Prado Group location is in Alpine, California
91901. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the El Prado Group facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Descanso Ranger District
3348 Alpine Blvd

Phone number


Campground information Alpine, California


El Prado Group Campground is a great mountain getaway just one hour east of San Diego, California in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. Campers can enjoy cooler temperatures, unique natural areas and an extensive trail system at this mountain facility from summer through early fall.


The Laguna Mountain Recreation Area is known for great horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking trails. Visitors can get their boots dusty on the Laguna Meadow Trail system or access a segment of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from Mexico, through California and north to Canada.

Within the campground is the El Prado Cabin which was built in 1911 and was the first Ranger’s cabin in the Cleveland National Forest. Step back in time and enjoy this historical feature in the campground.

Families can learn about the area’s flora and fauna by attending educational programs at nearby Laguna Campground. A visitor center is a few miles down the road.


The campground is made up of five well-spaced individual group sites in a peaceful setting adjacent to Laguna Campground. One of the group sites, Yerba Santa, is accessible and includes four tent sites. Each site can accommodate a varying number of guests ranging between 30 to 50 people, and allows a 40-ft. maximum RV length. The facility provides drinking water, flush and vault toilets and a large parking area.

Part of the campground is fenced off to protect the habitat of the endangered Laguna Skipper butterfly. Visitors are asked to respect the fence boundary and comply with the maximum site occupancy.

Natural Features

The campground sits at an elevation of 5,600 ft. in the Laguna Mountains. It is forested with pines and oaks that provide plenty of shade. The area is home to many species of birds, as well as the endangered Laguna Skipper butterfly.

Nearby Attractions

The Pacfic Crest National Scenic Trail, Noble Canyon National Recreation Trail, Mount Laguna Information Center

Frequently Asked Questions About Descanso Ranger District Alpine, CA

How do I make a reservation with El Prado Group?

To make reservations at El Prado Group, you can call the office at 619-445-6235.

Where is El Prado Group located?

The El Prado Group is located at Descanso Ranger District 3348 Alpine Blvd in Alpine,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does El Prado Group have tent or RV camping?

El Prado Group offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 619-445-6235 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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