New kiosk added to Camp Cajon monument site in southern California

A new informational kiosk recently was added to the Camp Cajon monument site near Phelan, California, that describes the major highways and roads that passed by the long-defunct rest area.

Here’s a look at the kiosk from the camp’s Facebook account:

Camp Cajon’s champions about a year ago installed a century-old, concrete picnic table at the site.

Camp Cajon served as a rest stop for the National Old Trails Road (aka Route 66) along Cajon Pass from 1919 to 1938, when a flash flood destroyed the site.

A new Camp Cajon monument was dedicated near the site of the former camp on July 4, 2019 — the 100th anniversary of the camp’s opening. A bunch of volunteers and historical groups banded together to create it.

The monument itself sits at the south end of Wagon Train Road, near the intersection of Interstate 15 and Highway 138. Wagon Train Road is a dead-end section of Route 66.

Images of Camp Cajon during its heyday may be found here.

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