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PALOMAR MOUNTAIN SP, CA

Photo: PALOMAR MOUNTAIN SP
 

Description

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

Palomar Mountain State Park features spectacular views of the Pacific, camping, picnicking, hiking, and fishing (trout) in Doane Pond. Coniferous forests cover much of the 1,897 acres, in contrast with the dry lowlands surrounding the mountain. This is one of the few southern California areas with a Sierra Nevada-like atmosphere. East of the park is the world-famous Palomar Observatory.

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

Park Kiosk Hours:

  • Hi Season: 8am- 9pm
  • Lo Season: 9am-5pm - Weekends Only!

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock, Accessible
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking Trails
  • Iron Ranger
  • Lookout Tower
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
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).

Palomar Mountain State Park is now Site Specific for reservations. You will choose your site at the time a reservation is made.


Due to the threat of the Goldspotted Oak Borer spreading throughout San Diego County, no oak firewood will be allowed into Palomar Mountain State Park. Wood can be purchased at the park, or you can bring other species of firewood, such as pine or eucalyptus. If you would like to find out more about this pest, please go to http://groups.ucanr.org/GSOB/index.cfm

  • Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, all extra vehicles will be charged an additional fee at the campground.
  • To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants.
  • Doane Valley: Reservations available from April 4th - November 30, 2014; 1st 1st when not on reservations.
  • Cedar Grove Group Campground: Reservations available all year.

NO DOGS ALLOWED ON HIKING TRAILS!

Getting There:

The park is off Highway 76, up Highway S-6, then left on Highway S-7 at the junction near the mountaintop.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PALOMAR MOUNTAIN SP
19952 SP ROAD P.O. BOX 175
PALOMAR MOUNTAIN CA 92060

Phone Number:

Information: (760)742-3462