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.


Camping: 24 hours/day
Camping check-in time is 2 p.m., check-out time is 1 p.m.

Day use: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., extended to sunset on the weekends

Open Labor Day weekend through the last week in May

Closed during the summer months.

Day Use: 9:30 am – Sunset

Getting there

4945 Heise Park Road
Julian, CA 92036

33.040219, -116.593672

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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.


More information

Phone Number: 760.765.0650

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