Agua Caliente Park is a regional camping park nestled in the huge, Anza Borrego Desert State Park and is best known for its geothermally heated springs and rugged desert hiking.

The park now offers seven new camping cabins outfitted with temperature controls to beat the heat, a table with seating for four, two queen size bed frames, a sink, and a bathroom.

Three naturally fed pools provide different ways of enjoying the park’s mineral water. There are two pools outdoors, and an indoor therapeutic spa is heated to 102 degrees and outfitted with Jacuzzi jets.

The park is very popular during the winter and has numerous camping sites (full hook-ups, partial hook-ups, non hook-up and tent sites, and a caravan area for large groups) available. Hikers will enjoy miles of trails that meander through the park’s canyons and across its hillsides. The park is open Labor Day weekend through the last weekend in May, but closed June through September due to heat.

Site Info

Sites: 140


Access: Vehicle


Camping Hours: 24 hours/day


  • Cabins
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Ring/Grill
  • Garbage Cans
  • Picnic Table
  • RV Camping
  • RV Hookup
  • RV Dumpstation
  • Flushing Toilet
  • Shower
  • Tent Camping

More Info

Official Website: Visit Website

Information Number: 760-765-1188


Driving Directions

This campground is located 111 miles from downtown San Diego. From Ramona through Julian: East on State Highway 78 to Scissors Crossing then south 26 miles on Highway S2 to the park entrance. From Interstate 8: East on Interstate 8 and exit at Ocotillo, then 22 miles north on Highway S2 to the park entrance.

Coordinates: 32.956498,-116.300836

Address: 39555 Great South Stage Route of 1849, Julian, CA, 92036