Vallecito County Park
Location: 37349 Great South Stage Route 1849, Julian, CA (map)
Phone: (760) 765-1188
More info: Website
Hours: Open Labor Day weekend through the last week in May; closed during the summer months. 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.
There are no supplies at the campground. There is a store at Agua Caliente County Park that is open on weekends. There is a store at a private campground, Butterfield Ranch, along the way on Highway S-2, and supplies are available at Warner Springs and Ocotillo.
At Vallecito, the perfect oasis of "little valley," as its Spanish name is translated, has been preserved as a 71-acre county park built around a reconstruction of the historic Butterfield Stage Station.
The 44 primitive campsites at Vallecito have tables, fire rings, and barbecue stoves, and water is available at scattered locations throughout the campground. A youth area offers additional camping possibilities. Picnickers will want to make use of a large covered picnic area. Pets are permitted. Vallecito is a convenient hub from which to enjoy other desert activities, such as the miles of hiking trails in Agua Caliente Regional Park, four miles south on S-2, and in the nearby Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Enjoy desert solitude and picnic areas. Learn more about Vallecito County Park.
For more information about camping in a San Diego County Park, call (877) 565-3600, or write to:
San Diego County Parks and Recreation Department
9150 Chesapeake Dr., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92123
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- 44 primitive campsites (no hookup), 22 RV campsites up to 40 ft., and 22 tent only campsites
- Campsites include tables, fire rings, and bbq stoves
- Group site - caravan up to 15 RVs
- Youth area – up to 35 people
- Historic stage station
- Large covered picnic area