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Lake Cuyamaca

15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036-9530
+1 760-765-0515
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Lake Cuyamaca

Cute little place to spend a few hours. Breakfast at the lake restaurant was good and below were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
via mobile

Nice place to hike a lot and fish . We didn't have much time so only went hiking. Bring water on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jacki F
via mobile
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Situated at an elevation of 4,600 feet, this small 110-acre lake is surrounded by Cuyamaca Rancho State Park that is mostly wilderness.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trip” (6 reviews)
“sunrise hwy” (2 reviews)
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15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036-9530
+1 760-765-0515
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cute little place to spend a few hours. Breakfast at the lake restaurant was good and below were the views while eating on the outside covered deck. Nice place to visit before headed back to Vegas.

Thank vegasgal12014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice place to hike a lot and fish . We didn't have much time so only went hiking. Bring water on Hikes.

Thank Jacki F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Four Seasons Lake House was a great place to stay. Beautiful views, spacious, well appointed - even an indoor "shuffleboard/bowling" game table! Nice trails and restaurants nearby (especially Jeremy's in Wynola), and Julian has fun shops. Loved the record store! The only disappointment was...More

Thank sjmilleraz
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Got there and it was Completely Fogged In and couldn't see a thing SO MAKE SURE THAT THE WEATHER IS GOING TO BE SUNNY before driving all that way.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The lake is so full, it filled up 3 sections this year. It was so pretty and blue, wondeful to see it this way. Everything is so green. Many enjoying fishing in therir little boats.

Thank GetAwayGma
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Picturesque lake - we drove along its coast. Cuyamaca Dam is of interest. Stop at Stonewall Mine. We also climbed nearby Stonewall peak for a great aerial view of the lake.

1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We are from the country but were visiting our son and family. We do not enjoy the crowded city life. So when we took a day trip to Lake Cuyamaca and Julian I felt I could breathe! No crowds, wide open spaces and wild life....More

Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Not exactly worth getting out of your way, is not a very pretty lake. There is a restaurant which is nice =, unfortunately we had eaten in Julian. Hope we hadn't because the food was sickening.

1  Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I went to Lake Cuyamaca with my wife today and enjoyed the views all around the lake. With the increased rains in the San Diego area this year, Lake Cuyamaca had about 2 to 3 times the water in the lake that it used to...More

Thank grandslamhomer
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Had a fun day fishing with friends after recent rains. Lake is muddy and very slippery on the shore line. We picked up two large bags of trash washed up on shores before we left. Please clean-up after yourselves and help keep this great place...More

2  Thank Ron S
Nearby Restaurants
Julian Pie Company
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Nearby Attractions
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
51 reviews
6.82 km away
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77 reviews
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We were thinking about going on a picnic to Lake Cuyamaca this weekend. Are there picnic tables with shade?
25 May 2017|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are some nice areas with picnic tables in the trees on both sides of the lake. Be sure to get there early as the weekends tend to fill up fast.
Are there any Horses on or near this property?
20 June 2016|
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Response from Bernadette G | Reviewed this property |
I saw people riding horses on a separate trail near the lake. I saw no stables at the fishing marina that controls access to the trail around the lake.
Hi there, How do you book a cabin there? I don't see the link. Are there any cabins available on Friday night 2/6 for one night? Thanks, Veronica
21 January 2015|
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Response from chuladeb | Reviewed this property |
If you can, click on the link below and it will give you the phone numbers to call to make reservations. Go on your computer and search Lake Cuyamaca Camping Reservations. Click on "Camping" and it will give you the... More