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Well-maintained trail park

We visited the park on the hottest day of the summer and enjoyed walking along shady trails and... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
via mobile

one of my favorites - healthy and pleasant environment - easy access to trails - wish the ranger... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Paulette S
San Diego, California
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“wild turkeys”(9 reviews)
“great hiking”(3 reviews)
“air mattress”(3 reviews)
4945 Heise Park Road, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-0650
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Our campsite was amazing and huge. We really enjoyed the cleanliness of the park and the bathrooms. The hiking trails were really nice. We had the misfortune of being next to a huge family who occupied three sites with nearly twenty families including young kids....More

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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the park on the hottest day of the summer and enjoyed walking along shady trails and varied terrain. The vegetation has made a strong recovery since the last bout of fire with lots of new growth in evidence.Plenty of wildlife to see, including...More

1  Thank Scrumbie
Reviewed 9 July 2018

one of my favorites - healthy and pleasant environment - easy access to trails - wish the ranger could sell ices

Thank Paulette S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

My wife and I love this park. Nice clean sites and wild turkeys and deer all around. Be advised that during fire season no campfires allowed. This can be fixed with a portable propane gas fire pit. It's better than nothing. They have been much...More

3  Thank Peter V
Reviewed 2 March 2018

There are lots of hiking trails in this park and most involve a fair bit of elevation change. There are numerous camping sites in the park and it appears to be quite popular. We were there to hike and enjoyed the time there. You are...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My husband and I rented a cabin for our family of 6 (4 children 6 and under). The cabin was the perfect size with four bunk beds and a double bed in front. Some hints: 1. Cabins do not have bathrooms (or water) but they...More

9  Thank riceburnergrace
Reviewed 6 June 2017

June 5, 2017 made the trip from Orange County. The beautiful blue sky was a wonderful back drop to the hiking we did. Well maintained trails. Cost was $3 to enter, per car. 4 miles off the main road. Look for wild turkeys on the...More

2  Thank Brett R
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited the park this weekend for some bird watching and photography. We saw turkeys and deer. The foliage has grown back after a fire swept through many years ago. My husband is thinking of leading his birding class here. Quiet environment,...More

1  Thank Louann M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is a really nice campground with great showers and rest rooms, electricity in many sites for RV's or those who just want electricity. Rangers are very friendly as are the plentiful deer, squirrels, and birds. Lovely place.

2  Thank kenmac1
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Clean bathrooms, nice little playground and picnic area. They also have camping, but we were just stopping on our way to Julian.

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diana l
15 August 2016|
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Response from Cindy D | Reviewed this property |
god chanced of snakes. lots of insects in May. we only met one other couple on the trail which was a loop just above the camp ground and was easy to follow but somewhat rigorous. alone may not be the best idea depending on... More
Raven B
14 August 2015|
Response from Cynthia L | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry, I don't know. We don't have any pets so I never checked that out!
Tracy B
22 April 2015|
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Response from Melissa M | Reviewed this property |
There are spigots at most of the cabin sites. Some serve as community spigots for some of the cabins within close proximity. I didn't get a look at the camping area sites but I would assume there are spigots there as well... More