Louis A. Stelzer County Park

11470 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside, CA 92040
Park: (619) 561-0580
Reservations: (858) 565-3600, (877) 565-3600

Hours: 9:30 a.m. –  sunset, daily

Parking is $3. Read the park brochure View the video!

Public vehicle access and restrooms open 9:30 a.m. to sunset. No public vehicle access or restroom availability on December 25. Pedestrian access available sunrise to sunset, daily. 

Stelzer Park is made up of 310 acres of oak woodland and coastal sage scrub. Bird watching, hiking and picnicking are popular. Surrounded by nature, the park contains playgrounds, a horseshoe pit and barbeques.

Find out more about our award-winning Discovery Kit Program – an exciting outdoor education adventure for elementary school-age children.

Looking for an idyllic wedding location? Majestic century-old oak trees and lush streamside trails highlight this quiet Lakeside park. For an intimate wedding nestled amongst nature, ‘The Wedding Tree’ provides a private spot for a ceremony, while the Amphitheater creates a more formal atmosphere.  


  • Picnic facilities
  • Barbecues
  • Multi-Use trails
  • TRACK Trails for kids
  • Wedding and special event venues
  • Restrooms

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

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