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elevation: 4640' surface area: 110 acres

Cuyamaca Reservoir

Lake Cuyamaca near Julian & Cleveland National Forest. West of Anza Borrego Desert State Park

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Nearby towns with lodging:

Alpine CA
Descanso CA
Julian CA
Mount Laguna CA
Pine Valley CA


Cuyamaca Ranger: 760-765-0755

backpacking, boat rentals, camping, hiking, horseback trails, kayaking, mountain biking

fish: trout

boat, canoe, kayak

Cuyamaca Campgrounds
Rancho Cuyamaca State Park
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Green Valley Falls Campground 4500' 81 oaks flush piped
Los Caballos Horse Camp 4800' 16 oaks flush piped
Paso Picacho Campground 4900' 85 oaks flush piped

A nearby alternative to camping is Laguna Mountain with Cleveland National Forest surrounding the forested region.

open campingPrimitive Camping

NO primitive car camping is allowed due to large rural population & high fire danger.

Cuyamaca Hiking

open skies socal

Stargazing is best done far from city lights. Even tho San Diego eastern edge is creeping its way out, this mountain region is still the best & closest spot for San Diegians to get a good dark nights sky. Anza Borrego to the east is the other option if the chilly weather sets in for the mountains, or if the crowds are too much up here.

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