Sites : 85
Elevation : 5,000 feet
Season : Year Round
Fees : 30 USD - 75 USD
Area : Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Trail length : 2 miles
Accessibility : Wheelchair-accessible car park and camps
Location : Julian
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Paso Picacho Campground is a rustic site for camping in RVs, tents and well-equipped cabins within beautiful oak forests. With endless hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails through Cuyamaca Rancho, this campground is a highly admired facility for enjoying nature and rare Californian wildlife sightings.
Known as one of the two largest family campgrounds in the state park, sites at Paso Picacho Campground are spread out well to allow privacy and come with picnic tables and stoves. Some group areas with lofty pines and grassy meadows have campfire rings where you can enjoy chilled drinks and grilled delights during evenings. Stonewall Peak in the east offers expansive nature visuals and houses the most frequently hiked trail in the campground area. You can climb the 5,700 foot tall peak and enjoy a series of long, meandering switchbacks on your way. Another popular trail leads you to Cuyamaca Peak at 6,512 feet from where you can see the Channel Islands and when weather permits, Mexico. Lake Cuyamaca along the camp is a hotspot for boating, swimming and fishing trout. It also provides the perfect backdrop for weddings, photoshoots and corporate events, for which Paso Picacho Campground offers a shady outdoor space and dining joints.