Sometimes you feel like a roof over your head. In the wilderness areas in and around San Diego, there are a number of campgrounds, run by local municipalities or larger state and national parks authorities, that offer cabins for rent.
Here’s a run down of campgrounds that offer cabins for rent:
San Diego County Parks and Recreation Cabins
San Diego county parks and recreation department oversees a number of cabins located in park campground throughout the county. To reserve the cabins visit the county’s campground reservation page.
Agua Caliente Park is a regional camping park nestled in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. The park 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, a bathroom, and a fire ring. No pets are allowed in or around the cabin area. This is a smoke-free facility.
Located in Ramona, Does Picos is surrounded by ranch land and steep, rocky slopes. The park offers a playground and a pond which provides catch and release fishing, as well as many hiking trails. The park campground offers two cabins, each 200-square-feet. The cabins feature a double bed and three bunk beds, a table and chairs, and a bathroom and porch. Fire rings and picnic tables are located outside. No pets allows.
Guajome Regional County Park offers playgrounds, a basketball court, hiking trails, and two ponds that are habitat to an abundance of fish that will test the skills of any angler.
The park offers one 600-square foot cabin. The cabin has a double bed and two fold out sleeping cots, a full kitchen, a table and chairs, a bathroom, and a porch. Fire rings and picnic tables are located outside. No pets are allowed in or around the cabin area. This is a smoke-free facility.
Lake Moreno Reservoir, in San Diego’s east county, lies in the middle of 3,250 acres of chaparral, oak woods and grasslands. The campground offers ten 156-square-foot cabins with views of the lake. Each cabin offers one queen bed and two twin-sized bunk beds. Separate restrooms are located near the cabins. No pets allows.
This is a more urban park than the others, offering Much of the 132-acre Potrero County Park consists of picnic areas, and visitors can also enjoy ball fields, an enclosed pavilion, playgrounds, and hiking trails. There are two cabins for rent in the campground. Each has three rooms with inside privacy doors, 1 full size bed and 3 twin beds, no bedding/ padding provided, dining table and four chairs, flushable toilet bathroom, sink, propane heater, lighting, and several electrical outlets. Located outside the cabins are a fire ring and picnic table. Cabin has full shade and showers nearby.
Situated 4,200 feet above sea level along the northern extremity of the Laguna Mountain Range, William Heise County Park spans over 1000 acres providing an undisturbed setting for miles of scenic hiking and equestrian use.
The park offers fourteen, 224-square feet comfortable cabins. Each cabin offers wifi Internet access, insulation, interior lighting, table and chairs, a food pantry, and a large sitting room. One small tent is allowed on site. No pets are allowed in or around the cabin area. This is a smoke-free facility.
California State Parks Cabins
The state parks in and around San Diego offer vast spaces and a few cabins for rent. Reservations are made through the Reserve America website.
With over 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in the contiguous United States, offering 500 miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and miles of hiking trails. The park offers 11 cabins for rent in the Tamarisk Grove Campground. There are no mattresses/bedding. The cabins have no electricity, so no lights, air conditioning, or heating. There is no wood stove or fireplace inside the cabins and the campground has no potable water.
The beautiful park offers camping and hiking in an oak woodland forest, with a sprinkling of pines and lovely meadows with creeks. There are over 100 miles of trails which accommodate hikers, bikers, and equestrians. Paso Picacho Campground sits at an elevation of 5,000 feet. The most popular hikes start from this camp, including the 2 mile hike up Stonewall Peak (elevation 5,700 feet), and the 3.5 mile hike up Cuyamaca Peak (elevation 6,512 feet), both which offer breathtaking views of the deserts to the east, the coast to the west, and Lake Cuyamaca at the bottom. The campground offers five cabins for rent. You’ll need to bring your own bedding and shared restrooms are in separate structures nearby.