meadow camp

Welcome to Palomar Unplugged!

Originally called “Campo Contento” – Bailey’s 60 acre private paradise has been hosting campers for over a century, and our tradition of a quality outdoor experience carries on to this day. We offer a traditional camping experience in a wonderfully natural mountain top environment. Campsites are open to outdoor enthusiasts looking for a private, gated, quiet and comfortable nature experience.

Baileys Campsites are nestled under a hundred foot forest canopy of mixed conifers and hardwoods above the lower meadow and pond.  A central fire pit ringed by split log benches is guarded over by our traditional totem pole “Big Dan” – and makes a great gathering spot for your group of friends.

Nearby are flush toilets, cold water showers, and individual campsites each with its own table and fire pit – plus the camp is supplied with the finest drinking water on the planet!

A number of our Historical Cottages and Luxury Campsites are just a short walk away from the campsites, and across the valley is Bailey House (formally Palomar Hotel), and our historic Dance Hall and General store – now our private museum.  Combined with our outdoor wedding venue, our campground is a world-class, mountain top destination gathering place unmatched in SoCal!

Unlike public campgrounds, Baileys is private, and family-owned and operated.  We cater to like-minded, family-oriented groups and maintain a quiet and respectful environment for all our guests.  There are no “drop-in” users, and advance reservations are required.  We are doggie friendly (leash at all times, please).

Sorry, we are not equipped for large RVs and have no hookups.  No stereos are permitted – but we do welcome acoustical music of all stripes!

Our traditional campsites are open from May through October each year, and we can take reservations up to two years in advance.

Each single site accommodates up to 4 people using 2 tents.