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William_Heise

William Heise County Park

4945 Heise Park Road, Julian, CA 92036
Park: (760) 765-0650
Reservations: (858) 565-3600, (877) 565-3600

Camping Hours: Camping, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week
Day use Hours: 9:30 a.m. to sunset, daily

Parking is $3.

View the park brochure and map. Read the information sheet.

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Situated 4,200 feet above sea level in a forest of pines and oaks along the northern extremity of the Laguna Mountain Range, this 929-acre park is one of the few San Diego county parks to get snowfall each year. 

Forests of oak, pine, and cedar surround peaceful mountain meadows and provide an undisturbed setting for nearly 11 miles of scenic hiking and equestrian trails. Mule deer and wild turkey are frequently seen throughout the park, and rare residents include bobcats and mountain lions. 

Though its forest may seem timeless, each season brings dramatic changes: from winter snowfall to spring wildflowers, there is always something new to experience at Heise. 

In addition to trails, you can take advantage of cabins, trailer sites, individual tent sites, and a group-tent camping area, along with several playgrounds, restrooms with showers and ample picnic spaces. Rangers lead activities every weekend, and the park office with a small museum is open during the day or by appointment. 

Features:

  • Camping
  • Cabins
  • Showers (coin-operated)
  • Playgrounds
  • 10.75 miles of multi-use, non-motorized trails
  • Wedding and special event venues
  • Birds of William Heise Activity Kit
  • Junior Rangers Activity Kit
  • Restrooms

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

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