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Free Camping at County Parks

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With more families opting to stay in San Diego this summer in favor of “staycations”, the County Department of Parks and Recreation is inviting the public to experience all nine of its County parks.

From now until Dec. 1, visitors can stay two nights at a County park and get the second night free. The promotion is available Tuesday through Thursday, excluding holidays.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the unique and beautiful features of all of our County parks,” said Renée Bahl, Director of the County Department of Parks and Recreation.

“We offer more than just a campground; each park offers a variety of programs and activities that are fun, educational, and even relaxing.”

The campgrounds are located throughout San Diego County and offer something for everyone.

County Parks
Camping Site
Agua CalienteThis desert oasis with two mineral spring pools is known for its beauty and solitude.
Dos PicosSheltered by steep, boulder-strewn mountain slopes and ancient oak groves, this park offers a variety of ranger-led programs, including rock painting and nature hikes.
GuajomeA blend of history and rich natural habitats (including a small but serene lake), this park offers miles of hiking trails, and its historic Rancho Guajome Adobe.
Lake JenningsExperience a relaxing sense of country life without getting too far away.
Lake Morena

The spectacular lake is a magnet for anglers, yet the 3,250 acres of this East County park offer something for every outdoor enthusiast, from hikers to picnickers to campers.


Quiet solitude describes this park, but it's also near some adventurous places, such as historic Campo and the colorful Mexican town of Tecate.

Sweetwater Summit

Hikers, bikers and equestrians will enjoy many miles of trails and modern campsites.


The reconstructed sod Butterfield Stage Station is at the heart of this desert refuge, which is a great home base from which to explore the wonders of the Anza-Borrego Desert.

William HeiseForests of oak, pine, and cedar surround peaceful mountain meadows and provide an undisturbed setting for miles of scenic hiking and equestrian trails.


Certain restrictions apply:

  • This offer is valid one per customer.
  • Offer applies to campsites only.
  • Existing customers may apply promotion toward the use of another park.
  • Can not be combined with any other promotional offer.
  • Excludes weekends and/or holidays.
  • Can not be applied to existing reservations.
  • Advance reservation required.
  • Offer can only be applied to reservations made between August 1 through Dec. 1, 2008.

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