Paso Picacho is a pretty sweet location as far as campgrounds go. Only two miles from Lake Cuyamaca down below, several of the park’s most popular hiking trails start from here, like the hikes up to both Stonewall and Cuyamaca Peaks. Plus you’re 5,000 ft. up, so you get some cool breezes and impressive views of the surrounding mountains. Lotsa options up here, too, with 85 different campsites! Campsites offer picnic tables, fire rings, pay showers, flush toilets, several water fountains, and purchasable ice and firewood.
Campsite area
Cabin, Tent or RV sites
170 sites
Up to 8 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.


With 41 miles of bike trails, Cuyamaca State Park has plenty of roamin’ room for you and your cycle. Ride around 24,700 acres o...Read more


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


So here’s the thing. San Diego gets a rep for its sandy beaches and high concentration of surfer dudes/dudettes. But there’s a ...Read more

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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Max Y.
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March 9th, 2017

We found site 85 to be the most exposed site to the wilderness.

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Jason Z.
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December 5th, 2016

Stayed here for two nights. Pretty basic campground with some nice trees. For local San Diego camping it was decent. The area we were in was very smokey and dusty. We had a tough time with the air as the wind wasn't blowing. Once we drove over to the lake it was much nicer. Campground itself is fine if you aren't sensitive to smoke.

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Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
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32.958° N, 116.583° W
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