So you’re stuck in traffic again in San Diego. Big surprise. You’re pretty angry with the human beings around you, with the paved roads (who’s idea was the U.S interstate system anyway?), with the bustle of that daily 9-5 job. Interested in a scenic retreat away from civilization? Arroyo Seco is one of two primitive campgrounds Cuyamaca offers. It’s hike or horseback ride-in and has 4 scattered tent sites for plenty of privacy from other campers. Sites are either along a footpath or a nearby road. No campfires allowed here and no potable water, so be prepared to rough it a bit and find your inner wilderness survivor. Then head out into the wilderness for some fresh air and down time. Rejuvenate. Your co workers, friends, and loved ones will probably thank you for it.
Campsite area
Tent pitches
0 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Need a break from the San Diego beach scene? If you want to be on the water (sans hoards of SoCal surfers) head out to Lake Cuy...Read more


Lake Cuyamaca might as well be an aquarium for all the fish it’s plump full of! Trout, catfish, bass, bluegill, sturgeon, the l...Read more


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Horseback riding

Cuyamaca wants to be majorly chummy with your horses. Seriously, bring them out there with you. They have a group equestrian c...Read more


Are you a ‘yaker? (the answer is probably no if you don’t know what that abbreviation means). During the summer months, you can...Read more

Wildlife watching

If you’re a bird aficionado, you’ll want to bring your binoculars here (unless you have some sort of bionic vision we don’t kno...Read more


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Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
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32.919° N, 116.598° W