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 county parks to get snowfall each year.

Trailer sites, cabins, restrooms with showers, a caravan camping area, individual tent sites, a group-tent camping area and a family picnic area are available.

Forests of oak, pine, and cedar surround peaceful mountain meadows and provide an undisturbed setting for 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 see at Heise.

Site Info

Sites: 103


Access: Vehicle


Camping Hours: 24 hours/day

Check In: 2:00 p.m.

Check Out: 1:00 p.m.


  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Ring/Grill
  • Picnic Table
  • Garbage Cans
  • Flushing Toilet
  • Shower

More Info

Official Website: Visit Website

Information Number: 760-765-0650


Driving Directions

From junction of Highway 79 and Pine Hills Road (1 mile west of the town of Julian), head 2 miles south on Pine Hills Rd. to Frisius Rd., then head east for 2 miles.

Coordinates: 33.040219,-116.593672

Elevation: 4200 feet

Address: 4945 Heise Park Road, Julian, CA, 92036