Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, located in San Diego County California offers great outdoor activities. Fishing, hiking, horseback riding trails and biking trails are all activities that can be done while visiting Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is an oak and pine forest with over 100 miles hiking, biking and equestrian trails. There are also two family style campgrounds that take reservations from the spring and into the fall. Shallow creek pools are wonderful for cooling off and a little water play during the hot summer days.

Paso Picacho is one of the two campgrounds sits 5 miles north and at an elevation of 5,000 feet. This camp has a popular hike through Stone Wall Park (which is a two mile hike) this hike offers breathtaking views of both the desert and the coast line. Lake Cuyamaca (which is a manmade lake) offers those who prefer water sports such as boating and fishing the chance to do them. One of the great things about camping at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is the campsites themselves. Each of the 85 campsites offers campers a picnic table and fire ring. Water faucets are scattered throughout the camp ground and restrooms and pay showers are close by throughout the campground. Both campgrounds offer RV dump stations. Campsites are 30 dollars a night and allow for one vehicle. There is an extra vehicle charge of 8 dollars for every other vehicle that accompanies your campsite overnight. There is a small campground store that will assist you in getting any camping supplies or food that you may need while you are visiting the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Because of the popularity of the camp during the summer months, reservations must be made. Campers can feel free to bring their pets with them to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, but they must be leashed and they are limited to the campgrounds, paved roads and picnic areas.
For those visitors that would like to visit Cuyamaca Rancho State Park for a day visit, there is plenty to do! Day visitors are allowed to use the campgrounds picnic and grilling area for a fee of 8 dollars per vehicle. The hiking trails are available to everyone that visits the park for free. The park also has a wonderful earth day celebration every year; the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is working to rebuild the Green Valley campground and hiking trails.

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, knows that even when you want to get away from everything that may not be possible. The park now offers Wi-Fi. Those visitors with laptops and PDA’s can still stay connected with home or business. The Wi-Fi service is available anywhere within 150 feet of the parks administrative headquarters.

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is located east of the city of San Diego; it is operated from dawn until dusk and is a great way to spend a day or even a few days. Call 760-765-3020 or email: cuyamaca@parks.ca.gov for more information or to make reservations for use of a campsite.