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
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.