Camp Lockett Event & Equestrian Facility

(9) Reviews

$40.00 USD per night, starting at.

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799 Forrest Gate Rd, Campo, CA, 91906

Camp Lockett Event and Equestrian Facility (CLEEF) is located on 167 acres of property in the mountainous area of southeast San Diego County. Camp Lockett was designated a California Historic Site in 2009 and was the home of the 10th, 11th and 28th Cavalry during World War II. The Camp Lockett property is located approximately 1/4 mile from the trailhead for the Pacific Crest Trail and would serve as an ideal location for travelers embarking on the famous 2200 mile trek. The Pacific Crest Trail is reserved for hikers, mounted riders and stretches from the U.S. Mexico border to the U.S. Canada border. The facility currently has 12 horse campsites which include water and 2 horse corrals. There is also a tent camping area with water and portable toilets adjacent to the Pacific Crest Trail. Some outdoor actives include backpacking, biking, hiking, stargazing and wildlife viewing to list a few. Whether its for a short and or long term visit, we hope to see you soon!


Last Updated: 11/17/2023

Horse Camp Ground

2 horse corrals per site

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Dry Pull-through RV Sites $40.00 Choose Your Site
Tent Sites

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Primitive Tent Sites $20.00 Choose Your Site

Fire Restrictions

Fires only allowed when cleared by CalFire.

Pet Restrictions

2 pets maximum allowed per site. Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times.

Pets Allowed


Pull-Thru RV Sites

Dirt Roads

Hike / Bike Campsites

Gravel Roads

Drinking Water

Fire Ring / Grill

Water Hookups

Gasoline Nearby

Picnic Area

Community Restrooms

Fire Pit

Pet Friendly

Slide Outs


Picnic Table


Historic Sightseeing




Wildlife Viewing

Family Friendly

Pet Friendly

Tent Camping


Extended Stay

799 Forrest Gate Rd, Campo, CA, 91906
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Travelers can look forward to a number of attractions just beyond the campground, including:

  • Gaskill Brothers Stone Store Museum
  • Pacific Southwest Railway Museum
  • Motor Transport Museum
  • Carem Museum in Tecate

Camp Lockett is just one hour from San Diego's most famous attractions!

  • Balboa Park
  • San Diego Zoo
  • SeaWorld San Diego
  • USS Midway Aircraft Carrier 






Overall Rating: 4.9

Michael Z

Great experience. Welcomed by Legend and Papa Bear and had about 15 people camped out on the PCT lawn. Had a yummy burger and spaghetti cookout (staffed by PCT hiker volunteers). Great way to meet a group of people as you start your epic journey

Sensai Ky

An absolutely amazing experience staying here the night before trail. Peace and Blessings to Legend and all the crew running that epic facility. Great dreams to be even a great reality. Endless love!

Ray Knirs

I stayed here to start my thru hike of the pct and it was great experience hanging out Legend and Papa Bear. The facility looks good.

Kim Bishop

The stars are so pretty. Horse facilities great. Footing great. Great easy trails. Bathroom is far from campsites might be nice to have porta potty or something by campsites but other than that great camping spot!

Linda Esplin

Mark was exceptionally helpful and Gracious. Thank you.

Andrea Toth

Great camping could of used more fire pit people were great loved it

Becky Lang

Camp Lockett is a beautiful dry campground with oak trees on some sites. The pull through sites make it easy to set up your rig. There are numerous trails to hike, an on-site museum about Camp Lockett and the history of the Buffalo Soldiers. There are horse pits on site (bring your horse shoes). Horse corrals have water access. The Pacific Crest Trail southern Trailhead/Terminus is just 1/4 mile away so hikers or horse back riders can start the first leg of it while camping. The Campo Train Museum is nearby and offers day trip train rides.

James Cunningham

Best possible location to set up to hike the PCT. Clean and easy access for RV camping. Only downside was the Border Wall Construction site with 24/7 lights but understandable considering the location. Had a very enjoyable stay and was able to get food at the Campo Green Market . Will definitely come back post COVID to visit the historic museums and sites that were closed.

Kathleen Hamlett

we had a great 2 day stay at Camp Lockett. The campground had plenty of space for the horses, water and it was very clean. Thanks for a great weekend see you next time😊

Campground Response

Thank you Kathleen for taking time to provide Rover a review on your recent stay. CLEEF welcomes the feedback. We are delighted to read your nice remarks/comments. Come back soon!