Warner Springs Campout

The Warner springs campout will take place during the weekend of 7/19/03 to 7/20/03. This is a great place for soaring and we will aero-tow our Blanik to the Sky Sailing airport located between Hemet and San Diego. Keeping with the OCSA's goal of providing a family atmosphere, the Warner Springs campout will have plenty of activities for family members who don't fly sailplanes. So bring your family and join us for this fun packed weekend campout.

For all our flying members this is a great opportunity to fly with your club buddies at a different location. Regardless of your experience level you will have a great soaring experience at this campout. Our instructors will be there to help you out. For our non flying members and family there will be plenty of activities going on during the days. Evenings we spend together :) Warner Springs is located in the beautiful "back country", California. Please refer to the bottom of this page for a complete listing of the activities.

Location & Directions

Sky Sailing is located in the beautiful "back country" in Warner Springs, California. The airport is in north eastern San Diego County, east of the Palomar Observatory.

To get driving directions to the airfield from your home simply click on the map below.

Click here to get driving directions

The following is general driving directions provided by Sky Sailing.

From San Diego

  • Go East on Interstate-8 to Highway 67 North
    Take Interstate-15 to Scripps Poway Parkway (East) to Highway 67; North on Highway 67
  • Once on Highway 67, go North, through Ramona. In Ramona, Highway 67 turns into Highway 78. Continue to Santa Ysabel. 
  • In Santa Ysabel, just past Dudley's Bakery, turn Left onto Highway 79. Continue on Highway 79 into Warner Springs. 
  • Warner Springs Airport is 2 miles past the Warner Springs Ranch entrance.

From Los Angeles

  • Suffer along any of the freeways east (91, 60 or 10) to Interstate-15 South. South to Rancho California/Temecula. You will clear the smog and the congestion.
  • Now follow the directions from Rancho California (see below). 

From Rancho California/Temecula

  • Take Interstate-15 to Highway 79 South to Warner Springs. Note: Hwy 79 SOUTH is the last exit going South in Temecula. It says, "Warner Springs/Indio". Do Not take 79 North or you will not get here! You get to travel 37 miles on the beautiful back country roads, we are right next to the highway, you can't miss us.

From Palm Desert

  • Go west on Highway 74 then South on Highway 371 to Aguanga. In Aguanga, take Highway 79 South to Warner Springs. 

Flying In

If you are flying in you must have prior permission by phone. 

Airport Identifier is CL35 (since Private, not on GPS) 

NO NIGHT Operations
N 33 17.084' / W 116 40.144' 
From the Julian VOR 10NM @ 322 degrees; Unicom 122.8



The Apple Tree Inn is the closest and most inexpensive motel near Warner Springs.  It is 3 miles from Julian. The Julian area is expected to be booked quickly for the Memorial Day weekend so it is highly recommended that those who want to stay in a motel call quickly to reserve a room. The Apple Tree Inn will give OCSA a 10% discount, so mention OCSA when you make your reservation.

Apple Tree In
Click on the picture to get to their web site

Click here for driving directions
Click on the map for driving directions

The Apple Tree In
4360 Highway 78
Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
Tel: (800) 410-8683
Fax: (419) 844-9507


There are three camp grounds in the area: Warner Ranch, Oak Grove, and Lake Henshaw. Warner Ranch is walking distance from the airfield while Oak Grove and Lake Henshaw are both a few miles away. Lake Henshaw is located closer to Julian compared to the Oak Grove. For a list of campgrounds in Cleveland National Forest see: http://www.r5.fs.fed.us/cleveland/camp.html. Technically no camping is allowed at the Warner gliderport. 

Warner Ranch

Sky Sailing can get us into the exclusive Warner Ranch campground within walking distance of the airport for about $10 a night with a reservation. If you would like to stay here you will need to make reservations through Sky Sailing:

e-mail: soar@skysailing.com
website: www.skysailing.com
Phone: (760)782 0404)

The price include up to four persons. There is no access to electricity, but to water. They also have rooms which cost 99 dollars per night for one to four persons.

Oak Grove

The Oak Grove is located north of Warner Springs on Hwy. 79. It's a small quiet campground without a lot of activities around. This campground does not take reservations so we will need to send an early scouting party down on Friday to hold a group of sites.

Lake Henshaw

Lake Henshaw
Lake Henshaw is a much bigger campground with activities like:

  • Vollyball/Basketball
  • Pool & Spa
  • Playground
  • Boat Rentals
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Fire Rings

To make reservations call (619) 782-3487. Click here for prices and more information about the camp ground.



Please email our Membership Director and let us know about what family member activities you would like to see. We want everyone to have a good time so don't miss this opportunity to customize the activates to your preference. 

(Flying members)
Saturday 10 am Pilots Meeting (Mandatory) and GENERAL MEETING at FBO Sky Sailing
7 pm Dinner out or BBQ
Sunday 10 am Pilots Meeting
Dusk Flying at Warner Springs (mandatory)
3 pm Disassemble or fly aircraft back to Hemet


There will be plenty of activities for non flying family members. Please click on the links below to find out more about what you can do in the are.

The Spa at Warner Springs The Spa at Warner Springs
Sky Sailing will be able to get all interested OCSA members a $10 Day Pass into the spa/pool area at the Ranch. No reservation required. Kids can splash, non-flying members can lounge, cocktails at sundown.
Julian Julian
A friendly, historic townsite not far from where we are staying. This website has many additional links to other activities in the area.
Shadow Mountain Vineyards Shadow Mountain Vineyards
A winery located very close to the Sky Sailing airport.
California Wolf Center California Wolf Center
Your chance to see real live wolfs in their natural environment. Please note, the Center has one program per week, 2pm Saturday and reservations are required!
Julian Stables Julian Stables
Guided trail rides on quality horses.
Palomar Observatory Palomar Observatory
This is your chance to visit a real research observatory.