Palomar Mountain State Park

Palomar Mountain State Park


Location:Off Highway 76, up Highway S6, then left on Highway S7 at the junction near the mountaintop.
Facilities:31 family campsites with hot showers and flush toilets, 3 group camps, stocked pond, picnic areas, hiking/nature trails.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park preserves some of the finest coniferous woodland in the Peninsular Range and offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean when coastal fog is not present. In 1928, the builders of what was then the world's largest telescope selected 6,100-foot Mount Palomar for their observatory. The observatory (located outside the park's boundaries) is open to the public.
Address:c/o Colorado Desert District Office
200 Palm Canyon Dr
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Phone:760-742-3462
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=637
Size: 1,909 acres. Elevation: Average of 5,000 feet.

See other parks in California.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Vetter (UCR); 1 [??], Palomar Mountain State Park, Doane Pond trail, 20 m from parking lot, 33[degrees]20'29"N, 116[degrees]54'05"W, 1415 m, in mixed Quercus oak duff on creek bank next to road, 20 January 2003, R.
James Reserve, San Jacinto Mountains), Paul Jorgensen (California State Parks, Borrego Springs), and Ranger Bradeen (Palomar Mountain State Park).