Thursday, September 06, 2012

Cuyamaca State Park Camping

Cuyamaca State Park
Cuyamaca State Park is less than two hours drive from downtown San Diego and a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  Visitors enjoy miles of  hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking, as well a developed and primitive camping areas.

With two family campgrounds, Paso Picacho and Green Valley, there are plenty of open sites for camping. Green Valley has small seasonal waterfalls that are fun to splash around in, while Picacho is situated in a good location because of its access to the areas hiking trails.

There are also several small cabins that hold up to four people, if you want a little more than a spot to pitch a tent. However, they are primitive with no utilities, but do have full size bunk beds, a wood stove, picnic table, BBQ, and fire ring.

Cuyamaca  lake is stocked year-round with over 44,000 lbs. of fish, and anglers regularly catch trout, bass, catfish, crappie and bluegill.

Nearby attractions include the town of Julian and the Stonewall Mine gold mine exhibit. To learn more about Cuyamaca State Park visit our main website.