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Sweetwater Summit Regional Park

3218 Summit Meadow Road, Bonita, CA 91902
Park: (619) 472-7572
Reservations Center: (858) 565-3600, (877) 565-3600
Camping Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days per week
Day-use Hours: 9:30 a.m. – sunset, daily
Public vehicle access and restrooms open 9:30 a.m. to sunset. No public vehicle access or restroom availability on December 25. Pedestrian access available sunrise to sunset, daily.

View the park brochure or information sheet.

Parking is $3. Watch the video!

Visitors to this 500-acre regional park have quite a palette of activities to choose from. Modern campsites sit at the top of the summit, along with a seasonal splash pad, play areas, a 13-station exercise course, rentable picnic areas, a community room, an outdoor amphitheater and fishing at Sweetwater Reservoir. 

Hikers, cyclists and equestrians will enjoy 15 miles of trails that meander up and down the hill, through open grasslands and along streamside vegetation boasting spectacular views of the reservoir and this unique urban oasis. 

Camper, trailer, and tent camping are all options among 112 sites – many with access to both water and power. Coin-operated showers are available for all campers.

One of the major attractions at the park is the 60-foot pavilion. This covered structure and its kitchen facilities are especially suited for group campers. You’ll also find four 16-foot picnic pavilions, a Campground Amphitheater, a 2,000-square-foot Community Room, and a 13-Station Exercise Course.

An adjacent local park features a lawn area, tot lot, splash park and shaded picnic tables with panoramic views of the countryside.

Trail Notice: We recently completed work on the Sweetwater Loop and River Trail, thanks to a collaborative effort between the County of San Diego, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Sweetwater Authority. This portion of the trail (approximately 1.3 miles) was rerouted to protect sensitive habitats while maintaining access and recreation opportunities. Please obey all posted signs so we can continue to keep this trail open for your enjoyment. For more information, contact John Holder at 858-966-1362.

Aquatic Playground Rules and Regulations:

  • Wristbands are $3 per child, or free for campers.
  • Wristbands are required at all times. 
  • No lifeguard is on duty.
  • Children under 14 years of age must have adult supervision.
  • No running is allowed on the splash pad or in the playground area.
  • All children not potty-trained MUST wear swim diapers or plastic diaper covers when in splash pad.
  • No alcohol, glass, smoking, rubber chips, sand, skateboarding, scooters, bikes, or throwing debris in the splash pad.
  • No pets allowed in the splash pad or water areas.
  • Street shoes are prohibited in the Splash Park. Sandals, flip-flops, or appropriate deck wear is recommended.
  • Do not sit on the groundwater geysers or drains.
  • No water balloons allowed.
  • NOTE: This playground is closed for maintenance the first Wednesday of every month and may be closed at anytime to meet DEH chemical level requirements.

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At the top of the summit lies the outdoor amphitheater overlooking the reservoir
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