Oakoasis County Preserve

12620 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside, CA 92040
Park: (619) 561-0580
Reservations: (858) 565-3600, (877) 565-3600

Hours: 8 a.m. – sunset, daily
Pedestrian access available sunrise to sunset, daily. No public vehicle access or restroom availability on December 25.

Ideal for hikers, Oakoasis Preserve boasts nearly 400 acres of chaparral, manzanita, and woodlands. Trails are well marked as part of the future Trans-County Trail system, which is planned to go all the way from Torrey Pines State Reserve to Anza-Borrego Desert.

Bring your four-footed friends! Horses and dogs on leash are welcome. Explore the woods, hills, trail and sweeping views of the mountains.

Star parties are common at Oakoasis Preserve! Join park rangers and the San Diego Astronomy Association on the second Saturday of each month for an evening of free stargazing: Take a twilight hike to search for bats and scorpions; use high-pwered telescopes with pros; and enjoy delicious hot cocoa while wondering about the sky above. 

On weekends, an overnight campsite is available to youth groups and includes a covered pavilion with tent campsites, stunning views, and an optional cabin that is available for an additional charge. Reservations can be made by calling (858) 565-3600.


  • 2.5-Mile loop trail
  • Sweeping views of mountains, valleys
  • Stargazing
  • Tent camping
  • Cabin camping (youth groups only)

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

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