Agua Caliente County Park

39555 Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849, Julian*, CA 92036
*located at the base of the mountain, west of Anza-Borrego State Park
Park: (760) 765-1188
Reservations: (858) 565-3600, (877) 565-3600

Park Hours: 
Day-use - 9:30 a.m. to sunset, daily (POOL HOURS BELOW*)
Camping - 24 hours/day during open months
Open Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day
Sorry, no dogs on the trail or on pool decks. 

*There are three naturally-fed hot springs on site. Open hours vary by pool and audience; only adult campers may access pools after dark, and only when they're scheduled to be open. Please review the following schedule carefully. 

Indoor Pool Hours: 
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day: Adults (21+) and kids (14+)
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. every day: Adults only
6 - 9 p.m. Friday - Saturday: Adult campers only  

Outdoor Pool Hours:
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day: All ages
6 - 9 p.m. Friday - Saturday: All ages, campers only  

Children's Pool Hours:
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., every day: All ages 

Day-use parking is $3. Pool entry (for non-campers) is $3 per person.  

View the park brochure and map, or read the information sheet

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Agua Caliente Park is a regional camping park nestled in the huge, Anza Borrego Desert State Park and is best known for its geothermally heated springs and rugged desert hiking.

Three naturally fed pools provide different ways of enjoying the park's mineral water. There are two pools outdoors, and an indoor therapeutic spa is heated to 102 degrees and outfitted with Jacuzzi jets. Hikers will enjoy miles of trails that meander through the park's canyons and over its hillsides.

The park is very popular during the winter and has numerous camping sites available including: full hook-ups, partial hook-ups, non hook-up and tent sites, and a caravan area for large groups. The park now offers seven new camping cabins outfitted with temperature controls to beat the heat, a table with seating for four, two queen size bed frames, a sink, and a bathroom.  

Visit the News & Events page for park events, updates and closures. 

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