Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

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Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Location:East of San Diego, 5 miles north of I-8 on Highway 79.
Facilities:167 developed family campsites (no hookups) with restrooms and pay showers, group camps, including an equestrian family camp, picnic areas (é), trails (100+ miles), visitor center (é). Campgrounds are seasonal (closed December-March).
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park offers acres of meadows, mountains, and oak woodlands, with more than 100 miles of multi-use trails. Though the park sustained serious damage in an October 2003 wildfire, the meadows are still abundant with summer wildflowers and native grasses,oaks are thriving, and pine seedlings are flourishing.
Address:c/o Colorado Desert District Office
200 Palm Canyon Dr
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Size: 24,693 acres. Elevation: 6,000 feet.

See other parks in California.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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EARLY THIS FALL, I, ALONG WITH several colleagues and members of the American Forests board of directors, had the amazing opportunity to tour one of American Forests' largest reforestation projects, which is located in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park in San Diego County, Calif (see American Forests, Winter 2012)
American Forests began partnering with California State Parks in 2008, in cooperation with CAL FIRE and Conoco Phillips, to help restore Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
To learn how you can give to reforestation efforts like the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park project, visit
Apparently lions are hammering bighorn sheep in the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park in San Diego County, California.
* Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Probably hardest hit; some sections possibly open by late spring.
Lisa Kowalski was playing catch with her family at California's Cuyamaca Rancho State Park when her father suddenly shouted: "Freeze!" Lisa, then 10, turned and screamed as a 27-kilogram (60-pound) cougar pounced and tried to bite her through her jeans.
In just 14 hours, what started as a relatively small blaze quickly swelled into a 28-mile-long conflagration, driven by the destructive power of the seasonal Santa Ana winds, and crossed into Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.
The now 25,000-acre Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is located just 40 miles east of San Diego in the Peninsular Ranges and is home to some of California's best outdoor recreation and a wide variety of plant and animal species.
Pine Ridge Trail, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, (619) 765-0755.
Among the projects now eligible to seek approval is conifer restoration planting on 2,500 acres of the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, 50 miles east of San Diego.
It denuded 95% of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (50 miles east of San Diego), and was so intense that six years later little natural regeneration has occurred among the coniferous and hardwood forests that had covered the mountainous park.
AMERICAN FORESTS is working with California state parks and state forestry agencies on a reforestation project to restore Cuyamaca Rancho State Park from the devastating effects of a 2003 wildfire.

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