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Agua Caliente County Park


39555 Great South Stage Route
Julian, CA 92036
ThomBros: 430-D3
Ph (760) 765-1188
Reservations:
Ph (877) 565-3600
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A very popular park during the winter, this desert oasis is known for its beauty and solitude, and for the soothing mineral waters in its two naturally fed pools.

Hours:
Camping, 24 hours/day. Day use, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Open Labor Day weekend through the last weekend in May;
closed during the summer months.

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Dos Picos County Park


17953 Dos Picos Park Road
Ramona
Ramona, CA 92065
ThomBros: 1171-H5
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Sheltered by steep, boulder-strewn mountain slopes, this park is designed to highlight the ancient oak groves that make your stay here memorable

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Guajome County Park


3000 Guajome Lake Road
Oceanside
Ocean Side, CA 92057
ThomBros: 1067-D7
Ph (760) 724.4489
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Only minutes away from the Pacific Ocean, Guajome Regional Park is known both for its rich natural habitats (including a small but beautiful lake) and its historic Rancho Guajome Adobe.

Hours:
Camping, 24/hours/day. Day use, 9:30 a.m. to sunset.

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Lake Morena County Park


2550 Lake Morena Drive
Campo
Lake Morena, CA 91906
ThomBros: 1296-D5

Ph (619) 579-4101
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The spectacular lake is a magnet for anglers, yet the 3250 acres of this East County park offer something for every outdoor enthusiast, from hikers to picnickers to just plain campers.

Hours: Camping, 24 hours/day. Day use, sunrise to sunset.

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Potrero County Park


24800 Potrero Park Drive
Potrero
Potrero, CA 91963
ThomBros: 1316-E7
Ph (619) 478-5212
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Quiet solitude describes this park, but it’s also near some adventurous places, such as historic Campo and the colorful Mexican town of Tecate.

Hours:
Camping, 24 hours/day. Day use, 9:30 a.m. to sunset.


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Sweetwater Regional Park


3218 Summit Meadow Road
Bonita
Bonita, CA 91902
ThomBros: 1291-B7
Ph (619) 472-7572
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This park specializes in accommodating equestrians, but all of those who love the outdoors will enjoy their stay in this park, which is also close to major attractions such as golf courses, the San Diego Zoo, and Tijuana.

Hours:
Camping, 24 hours/day. Day use, 9:30 a.m. to sunset.

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Vallecito County Park


37349 Great South Stage Route 1849
Julian
Julian, CA 92036
ThomBros: 430-C2

Ph (760) 765.1188
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The reconstructed sod Butterfield Stage Station is at the heart of this desert refuge, which is a great home base from which to explore the wonders of the Anza-Borrego Desert.

Hours:
Day use, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., extended to sunset on the weekends.

Open Labor Day weekend through the last week in May;
closed during the summer months. Camping, 24 hours/day.
Camping check-in time is 2 p.m., check-out time is 1 p.m.

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William Heise County Park

4945 Heise Park Road
Julian
Julian, CA 92036
ThomBros: 1156-D5

Ph (760) 765.0650
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One of  most beautiful parks, Heise lies amid 900 acres of mountain forests. The nearby town of Julian is a great place to visit.

Hours:
Camping, 24/hours/day. Day use, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., extended to sunset on the weekends.