William Heise
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William Heise County Park

4945 Heise Park Road, Julian, CA 92036
Park: (760) 765-0650
Reservations Center: (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. 

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 coin-operated 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. This park makes a gorgeous setting for weddings and special events!

View the Birds of William Heise Activity Kit and Junior Rangers Activity Kit!

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View overlooking the forest and mountain meadows
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