State: Southern California
Address 1: 37349 Great South Stage Route 1849
Number of Sites: 44
About: At Vallecito, the perfect oasis of “little valley,” as its Spanish name is translated, has been preserved as a 71-acre county park built around a reconstruction of the historic Butterfield Stage Station. Vallecito has been a campsite for literally hundreds of years, beginning first with the native Kumeyaay Indians. Vallecito is a quiet alternative to some of the busier desert campgrounds. One attraction is the weather, which averages about 10 degrees cooler than nearby Agua Caliente. In the spring wildflowers are abundant.
-Large Covered Picnic Area
Directions: Interstate 8 to Highway S-2 north at Ocotillo or off Interstate 15 south toward San Diego exiting at Highway 79 to Warner Springs and south to Highway S-2. From Junction of Highway S-2 & Agua Caliente Springs Road head 4.5 miles north on S-2.