Oakoasis
Oakoasis

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. A 2.5-mile loop trail is 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. 

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

Star parties are common at this preserve; join park rangers and the San Diego Astronomy Association on the second Saturday of each month for an evening of free stargazing. You can take a twilight hike to search for bats and scorpions, use high-powered telescopes with pros, and stay overnight in the group camping area during warmer months. 

Features:

  • 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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