Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Last Updated on December 13, 2022

Address: 14592-14674 CA-79, Julian, CA 92036

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I stopped by with my Class B on the way to Los Angeles and I loved it! Even though I didn’t spend the night the beauty of the park captured me. The park has over 100 miles of great trails for biking, hiking, or horseback riding. There are two family camps, Paso Picacho 85 sites (this one is about 5 miles North) and Green Valley with 81 sites. All the sites are primitive sites, with no hookups but with a dump station. The most popular hike is Stonewall Peak which is 2 mile long but you can take the 3.5 Cuyamaca Peak hike too, both have breathtaking views of the desert. The park has also a nice day-use area if you are not planning to stay for the night.

When I was hiking, there was some snow still on the ground and I saw a large section of trees burnt down in some forest fire. Even that had its beauty. The park has Lake Cuyamaca where you can rent boats or go fishing.

All campsites come with bench and fire pits. Some have grills. Most sites are pretty close to each other, not so much privacy, and if you have loud neighbors that can be annoying.

The camp has paid showers that were clean.

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Map And Information


  • $30 per night for a campsite,
  • $8 firewood,
  • $4 ice bag,
  • 25cent for 2-minute showers,
  • $8 parking for extra cars.


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