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CUYAMACA RANCHO SP, CA

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Description

Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15

Spreading over 24,677 acres of land, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park features meadows, mountains, and oak woodlands. More than half of the park is classified as "wilderness," meaning all vehicles, even bicycles, are prohibited. There are more than 100 miles of riding and hiking trails, including the Cuyamaca Peak Trail which climbs to the 6,512-foot summit with a spectacular view of the Pacific coastline, Colorado Desert, Mexico, and the Salton Sea. The park contains exhibits about Native Americans, gold mining, and natural history. Fishing is seasonal.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Amphitheater
  • Comfort Station
  • Corrals, Horse
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Group Picnicking
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Iron Ranger
  • Nature Trails
  • Non potable Water
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Potable Water
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trash Can
  • Visitors Center
Alerts and Important Information
Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

Due to natural resource and traffic concerns as well as limited Day Use parking, all reservations for family campsites will be limited to three vehicles. Family campsites now have a two-vehicle maximum in their site. If you have a third vehicle, you will need to park it in the Day Use lot. Your second and third vehicles will be charged per night at the park. This will be strictly enforced.

Silver Strand SB is now on the reservation system. If campsites are not available at Cuyamaca for the dates of your stay please check Silver Stand's web page for available campsites; Click: HERE

Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.

Reservation Season:

Arroyo Seco Trail Camp and Trail Group:

  • 1st 1st All Year
  • Cabins (Cedar, Coulter, Live Oak, Manzanita):
  • On reservations All Year
  • Nature Den:
  • On reservations All Year
  • Granite Springs Trail Camp and Trail Group:
  • 1st 1st All Year
  • Green Valley Family Sites:
  • Reservations available April 4 - November 30, 2014
  • Closed when not on reservations
  • Green Valley Horse Camp:
  • Reservations available April 4 - November 30, 2014
  • Closed when not on reservations
  • Los Vaqueros Group Camp:
  • On reservations May 16 - November 30, 2014
  • Closed when not on reservations
  • Paso Picacho Family Sites:
  • On reservations April 4 – November 30, 2014
  • 1st 1st when not on reservations
  • Cypress Cabin and Paso Picacho Group Camps are Closed.
    ALL other sites closed due to fire damage till further notice.

    Getting There:

    East of San Diego, the park is on Highway 79, five miles north of I-8.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    CUYAMACA RANCHO SP

    CA

    Phone Number:

    Information: (760)765-0755