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.

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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. 

Ready for s’mores? Cabins, trailer sites, a caravan camping area, individual tent sites, a group-tent camping area, restrooms with showers, and a family picnic area available.

Forests of oak, pine, and cedar surround peaceful mountain meadows and provide an undisturbed setting for 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 see at Heise.


  • 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.