Campo is a census-designated place located in the Mountain Empire area of southeastern San Diego County, California. Nearby towns include Boulevard, Potrero, Tecate, Dulzura, Jacumba, Pine Valley, Mount Laguna, Descanso, and Jamul.
Campo is the home of three museums: The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, the Motor Transport Museum and the Gaskill Brothers Stone Store. Campo is near the official southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail, a recreational hiking and equestrian trail extending 2,650 miles north to the Canadian border.
During World War II, Campo was the location of Camp Lockett, a US Army post that hosted Buffalo Soldiers, a veterans convalescent hospital, and a 300 bed Italian POW camp in Cameron Corners. Presently, the United States Military continues to maintain activities nearby at La Posta Mountain Warfare Training Facility.
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