Campsites: 67 full hook-ups, 54 power and water only, 24 tent sites, overflow sites
Located in the Cuyamaca Mountains at an elevation of 4,000 feet, this 140-acre preserve is covered with oak trees and manzanita shrubbery. You can hike along the preserve's self-guided hiking trail to an ancient Indian archaeological site. Lake Cuyamaca, north of the preserve, offers excellent fishing. The gold mining town of Julian is nearby. Drive to San Diego to tour one of America's best zoos, plus take in the aquatic attractions of Sea World.
Basketball Court, Dinosaur Digs, Family Center, Horseshoe Pits, Laundry Facilities, Mini-Golf, Pickleball Court, RC track, RV Storage, Spa, Swimming Pool, Trading Post, Volleyball Court, Wading Pool, Wi-Fi Access
From Los Angeles: Take I-5 south to Hwy 805. Take Hwy 805 south to I-8 east. Go about 30 miles east to Hwy 79. Go north on Hwy 79 for 3 miles, making a left turn toward Julian (Lake Cuyamaca). Drive 3 more miles to the preserve.
From Riverside: Take I-15 to I-8. Go about 30 miles east to Hwy 79. Go north on Hwy 79 for 3 miles, making a left turn toward Julian (Lake Cuyamaca). Drive 3 more miles to the preserve. We don't recommend Hwy 79 from the north, because it's very steep, narrow and winding.
Driving Warning: The preserve entry from the south (I-8) is a very sharp right-hand turn on a limited-visibility curve. Longer rigs, rigs with tow vehicles, or limited turning radius rigs should proceed north past the preserve for 2.2 miles to the large parking lot on the right (east side of Hwy 79) to turn around and head straight into the preserve from the north.